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News Release

SIU Determines No Basis to Charge any Officer in Relation to Arrest of Man at Yorkdale Mall

Case Number: 17-TCI-277

Mississauga, ON (28 November, 2018) ---
On August 26, 2017, officers with the Toronto Police Service responded to a call from mall security at Yorkdale Mall for assistance with a man who was apparently intoxicated. The 52-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication and then transported to the police station. The following day, the man was diagnosed with a rib fracture. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any police officer in relation to the man’s injury. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports. 

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 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