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News Release

SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation: No Serious Injury Sustained

Case Number: 19-OCI-014

Mississauga, ON (15 February, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in August of 2018 between a 33-year-old man and officers with the Hamilton Police Service (HPS). The SIU was notified of this incident on January 15, 2019.

On August 2, 2018, HPS officers responded to a disturbance call at an address on Proctor Boulevard in Hamilton. The man had been involved in a dispute with another resident at the address and was asked to leave the property. As the officers were escorting him out of the residence there was an interaction and he suffered an 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 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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342