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News Release

SIU Determines No Grounds to Lay Charges in Relation to Toronto Arrest

Case Number: 18-TCI-126

Mississauga, ON (29 May, 2019) ---
In the late afternoon hours of September 18, 2017, a man was arrested by Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers outside his residence. The man suffered injuries during his arrest and was taken to the hospital, where he was confirmed to have fractured three right side ribs. The SIU became aware of the incident in April of 2018. 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 this case.

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