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News Release

SIU Determines Police-Involved Shooting of Man in Toronto School Yard was Justified; Criminal Charges not Warranted

Case Number: 17-TFI-355

Mississauga, ON (10 January, 2019) ---
On the night of December 1, 2017, a man called 911 to report that four men with firearms were trying to break into his house, and that they had then fled. Toronto Police Service officers attended the area and saw four men running towards a school.  There was an interaction between officers and one of the men, and an officer discharged his firearm. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the gunshot wound sustained by the 25-year-old man.

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

The SIU is an independent civilian 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