News Release

SIU Terminates Peel Region Investigation

Case Number: 19-OCI-091   

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Mississauga, ON (17 May, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a complaint that was brought forward to the Unit by a 21-year-old man on May 1, 2019.

On April 15, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers attended a Brampton home in the area of Bovaird Drive East and Main Street North after receiving a call. In the course of attempting to apprehend the man, there was an interaction. The man was transported to hospital for treatment. SIU investigators reached out to the man multiple times for a statement, but he refused to cooperate. 

Interim Director Martino said, “In the absence of a statement from the complainant, there is an insufficient basis, in my view, from which to proceed with an investigation of this matter.  Accordingly, this file is closed.”

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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