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News Release

Force Used Against Man in Kingston Deemed to be Reasonably Necessary; No Charges to Issue

Case Number: 18-OCI-269

Mississauga, ON (6 May, 2019) ---
On September 7, 2018, the Kingston Police (KP) Drug Unit conducted surveillance on two individuals and believed they were trafficking fentanyl. When a KP officer initiated a traffic stop on the truck they were in, the driver tried to flee but collided with three unmarked police vehicles. Both men were arrested. When taken to hospital, one of the men was diagnosed with a fractured scapula. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any KP officer in relation to the arrest on this date.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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