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News Release

SIU Terminates North Bay Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-310

Mississauga, ON (15 November, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in North Bay.

At approximately 7 p.m. on October 22, 2018, North Bay Police Service officers attended an apartment unit on Main Street West for a noise complaint. After speaking with the occupants, the officers left. Sometime later, 911 received a call for an ambulance to attend the same apartment building. Along with Emergency Medical Services, two police officers were dispatched. Inside the foyer of the building, one of the men from the earlier visit was located. He had fallen from his second-story unit to the ground below, injuring both legs.

Director Loparco said, “The man declined to provide a formal statement to the SIU. In addition, he would not sign a medical release authorization so that the SIU could confirm his injuries. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342