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SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation: No Serious Injury Sustained

Case Number: 19-OCI-014

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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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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