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News Release

SIU Terminates Sault Ste. Marie Investigation as No Serious Injury Sustained

Case Number: 18-OCI-374

Mississauga, ON (13 February, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the December 2018 arrest of a 38-year-old man in Sault Ste. Marie.

Around midnight on December 22, 2018, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officers attended an apartment unit in the area of Lake Street and MacDonald Avenue for a domestic call. Soon after officers entered the unit, they became involved in an interaction with the man. The man was arrested, and then transported to hospital by Emergency Medical Services for a finger injury. 

Director Loparco said, “The man did not suffer a serious injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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