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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man in Toronto

Case Number: 18-TCI-321

Mississauga, ON (17 September, 2019) ---
On the evening of October 31, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers arrested a 48-year-old man in the parking lot of a motel on Kingston Road. Following his arrest, the man was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a number of injuries, including fractures of his vertebrae. 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 this incident.

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