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News Release

Man’s Decision to Flee from Police in Burlington Caused him to be Injured; SIU Determines No Charges to Issue

Case Number: 17-OCI-340

Mississauga, ON (20 December, 2018) ---
On November 18, 2017, personnel at a Burlington bank contacted police for assistance as a man was in the bank acting suspiciously. When Halton Regional Police Service officers attended, the 58-year-old man fled through the front doors, but was apprehended shortly after. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the man.

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

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