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News Release

No Basis to Charge Officer in Relation to Arrest of Pair in Vaughan Mills Parking Lot

Case Number: 17-OCI-282

Mississauga, ON (20 November, 2018) ---
On September 29, 2017, the Niagara Regional Police Service contacted York Regional Police (YRP) regarding an individual of interest who was determined to be in the area of the Vaughan Mills Mall. YRP officers located the man and a woman in the mall parking lot, and both were arrested. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a police officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by the 23-year-old man. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. 

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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