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News Release

No Basis to Lay Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man at Toronto Hotel

Case Number: 19-TCI-054

Mississauga, ON (17 July, 2019) ---
In the early morning hours of December 25, 2017, Toronto Police Service officers responded to a Toronto hotel following a complaint of a disturbance involving a man and a woman in a unit. The man was arrested by officers following a physical struggle. He suffered injuries in the process. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the man’s arrest. The SIU was only made aware of the altercation in March of 2019, when the man notified the Unit.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342