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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Interaction with Man in Cornwall Police Station Booking Room

Case Number: 18-OCI-124

Mississauga, ON (14 February, 2019) ---
On the night of April 21, 2018, a Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) officer was dispatched to a call of a domestic nature. The officer arrested a person of interest and transported him to the police station. While in the booking room, there was an interaction between the 23-year-old man and a police officer. A second officer – who had left the booking room – returned to assist. The man was handcuffed and placed into a cell. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a CCPS officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the man.

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