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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Peterborough Arrest

Case Number: 18-PCI-133

Mississauga, ON (10 May, 2019) ---
On April 28, 2018, shortly after 2 a.m., a police officer stopped a vehicle and arrested the driver for impaired driving. When the vehicle passenger exited the vehicle and began to handle property seized from the driver that was on the hood of the vehicle, the officer directed him to stop what he was doing. The man refused and became belligerent. The officer arrested the man for public intoxication and obstruction, and in the process took him to the ground. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the 32-year-old man. 

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