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News Release

SIU Terminates Mississauga Arrest Investigation

Case Number: 19-OCI-090

Mississauga, ON (16 May, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 44-year-old woman last month in Mississauga.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 21, 2019, the woman was arrested by Peel Regional Police officers at a motel in Mississauga on outstanding warrants. She was charged and lodged in a correctional facility. On April 29, 2018, the woman was transported to hospital after complaining of abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with having a lacerated spleen.  
    
Interim Director Martino said, “Following the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, it is apparent that there is patently nothing to investigate as regards the potential criminal liability of any police officer in relation to the woman’s injuries, which pre-existed her arrest by officers on April 21, 2019.  Accordingly, the SIU’s investigation is hereby discontinued and the file closed.”

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