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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Belleville Interaction

Case Number: 18-OCI-001

Mississauga, ON (21 December, 2018) ---
On the evening of December 31, 2017, a 60-year-old man called 911 to report that he had injured himself. When paramedics and a police officer arrived at the residence, the man was located on the kitchen floor. The man immediately stood up, grabbed a broom and swung it at the paramedics and police officer. When the man reached for a knife, the officer deployed his conducted energy weapon. The man fell backwards and struck his head. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in this case.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php.

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