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News Release

No Basis for Criminal Charges in Relation to Man’s Treatment at North Bay Police Station

Case Number: 18-OCI-162

Mississauga, ON (6 May, 2019) ---
At approximately 6:40 p.m. on May 24, 2018, North Bay Police Service officesr responded to the Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing to assist with a client. The client – a 43-year-old man - was arrested and transported to the police station.  Once at the station, he was initially lodged in a cell, but was transported to the hospital the following morning as he was complaining about rib pain.  The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the man’s arrest. 

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