SIU Terminates North York Investigation Connected to Carjacking
Case Number: 18-TCI-353
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(17 January, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between Toronto Police Service officers and a 22-year-old man following a carjacking.
At approximately 3 a.m. on December 13, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers responded to the area of Spadina Avenue and College Street after a taxi driver reported that a man threatened him with a gun, and then drove away in his taxi. With the use of GPS on the taxi, TPS officers were able to track it to the area of Clanton Park Road and Wilson Heights Boulevard in North York. Emergency Task Force officers performed a high-risk takedown and the man was apprehended. He was subsequently transported to hospital for treatment of an injury.
Director Loparco said, “The man has failed to get back to SIU investigators to schedule an interview or otherwise assist in the investigation. Further, he has failed to provide a consent form for release of medical information. 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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