SIU Closes File into Brockville Investigation
Case Number: 19-OCI-148
(25 July, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 31-year-old man last month by Brockville Police Service (BPS) officers.
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on June 24, 2019, BPS officers arrested the man in the area of Laurier Boulevard and Kensington Parkway. He was transported to the police station and lodged in a cell. He was released the following morning. Later that day, police became aware that the man had sustained a fractured finger.
Interim Director Martino said, “The man reportedly suffered a fractured finger injury in the course of his arrest by BPS officers on June 24, 2019. However, despite repeated overtures by the SIU seeking to speak with him about the incident, the man has not made himself available. In the circumstances, I am satisfied there is an insufficient basis on which to proceed with an investigation, and 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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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