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News Release

SIU Terminates Welland Investigation

Case Number: 19-OCI-019

Mississauga, ON (1 March, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 35-year-old man in January of 2019 by Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers in Welland.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on January 25, 2019, NRPS officers arrested the man in the area of Burgar Street and Victoria Street in relation to multiple break and enter offences.  During the arrest, the man complained of pain in his left arm.  He was transported to hospital and diagnosed with a fracture of his left ulna.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence indicates that the man’s injury occurred prior to any police involvement with him. 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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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