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News Release

Due to No Serious Injury, SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

Case Number: 19-TCI-040

Mississauga, ON (4 April, 2019) ---
Then Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in February of 2019 between Toronto Police Service officers and a 23-year-old man.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on February 22, 2019, TPS officers responded to the Woodbine Hotel and Suites located at 30 Vice Regent Boulevard after an employee called 911. Upon arrival, officers located a person of interest. He handcuffed, placed in the back of a cruiser and transported to the police station. When he complained of a sore left wrist, he was subsequently taken to hospital.

Then Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence showed that no serious injury was sustained by the man. As such, 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