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News Release

No Charges to Issue for Arrest of Man in Port Rowan

Case Number: 18-PCI-065

Mississauga, ON (14 February, 2019) ---
On February 22, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer stopped a driver in the Town of Port Rowan. The man produced his documents upon request, and after being asked several times, eventually exited his vehicle. Once outside the car, there was an interaction between the police officer and the man. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the OPP officer in relation to a serious injury sustained by the 24-year-old man during his arrest.

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

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342