Due to Man’s Lack of Cooperation, SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation
Case Number: 18-TCI-328
(5 December, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Toronto involving a man and Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers.
The man contacted the SIU and reported that on November 1, 2018 he had attended the TPS 55 Division to file a complaint. While requesting the complaint form there was an interaction between himself and officers.
When SIU investigators met with the man he refused to cooperate with the interview. Numerous phone calls and voice messages were subsequently made but also went unanswered. After several SIU attempts, the man indicated that he no longer wanted to participate in an SIU investigation.
Director Loparco said, “The man does not want to participate in an SIU investigation and refused to provide a statement to SIU investigators. 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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