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News Release

No Charges to Issue Against Police Officer in Relation to Arrest of Man in Toronto

Case Number: 18-TCI-141

Mississauga, ON (24 May, 2019) ---
In the afternoon hours of May 11, 2018, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers attended a residence on Brentcliffe Road in Toronto to assist with the seizure of a dog. Soon after the dog had been removed from the premises, there was an interaction between officers and the dog’s owner. The owner was arrested and then taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken forearm. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a TPS officer in relation to this incident. 

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