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News Release

No Basis to Lay Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man in Bath

Case Number: 18-PCI-216

Mississauga, ON (13 September, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer in relation to the arrest of a 59-year-old man in Bath in July of 2018. Following the arrest, the man complained of difficulty breathing and was taken to hospital where he was subsequently treated for a life-threatening condition.
  
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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