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News Release

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Shooting at Sudbury Downtown Transit Terminal

Case Number: 18-OFI-098

Mississauga, ON (18 March, 2019) ---
On April 1, 2018, Greater Sudbury Police Service officers were dispatched to the Downtown Transit Terminal after receiving a report of a man carrying two large knives, and trying to break into the terminal’s security office. When the 24-year-old man rushed towards the officers, CEWs were discharged but they appeared to have no effect. When the man ran at the officers again, one officer discharged his firearm multiple times at the man, and the man was struck. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the injury sustained by this man, or by a 39-year-old man who was in the security office at the time.

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

The SIU is an independent civilian 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