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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Arrest of Man in Oshawa

Case Number: 18-OCI-082

Mississauga, ON (29 July, 2019) ---
On March 20, 2018, a 37-year-old man was arrested in Oshawa by the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) for failing to provide a breath sample. During his booking, the man was grounded by a special constable, restrained by multiple members of the DRPS and kneed twice in the right side by an officer. 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 connection with the serious injuries sustained by the man.

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