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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man in Burlington

Case Number: 18-PCI-166

Mississauga, ON (31 May, 2019) ---
In the early morning hours of June 3, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers were conducting a RIDE spot check program in the area of the westbound ramp from Fairview Street/Plains Road to the southbound QEW. While an officer was dealing with a vehicle driver who had been directed to provide a breath sample, the passenger exited the vehicle and attempted to disrupt the test. The passenger was eventually arrested and placed into a police vehicle. When an officer closed the door to the police vehicle, the man sustained an injury to his left foot. 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 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