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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Man at Kingston Motel

Case Number: 19-OCI-105

Mississauga, ON (5 June, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest last month of a man in Kingston.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on May 12, 2019, Kingston Police officers were dispatched to a motel located at 830 Highway 2 East in relation to a complaint regarding an individual staying at the motel. Officers located the person of interest, a 52-year-old man. After a struggle, the man was arrested and taken to the police station where he was lodged in a cell. When the man complained of pain to his arm, he was transported to hospital for treatment.

When SIU investigators located the man, he declined to provide them with any information surrounding his interaction with the police officers. In addition, the man would not give investigators written authorization to obtain his medical information relevant to the incident.

Interim Director Martino said, “In the absence of a statement from the complainant, there is an insufficient basis from which to continue an investigation surrounding his reported injury. Accordingly, the file is 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