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News Release

SIU Terminates Leamington Investigation as No Serious Injury was Sustained

Case Number: 19-PCI-045

Mississauga, ON (5 April, 2019) ---
Then Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in February of 2019 in Leamington.

On the night of February 27, 2019, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a disconnected 911 call from an address in Leamington. When an officer noticed a light coming from a window at the rear of the residence, he investigated and found a man in the process of climbing out of the window. The 25-year-old man – who was related to the home owner - was arrested. When he complained of a sore hand, he was transported to a health facility for examination.

Then Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence indicated that 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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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