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News Release

Officer in Elliot Lake Neither Caused nor Contributed to Man’s Self-inflicted Injury; No Charges to Issue

Case Number: 18-PCI-294

Mississauga, ON (4 October, 2019) ---
On October 2, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer in Elliot Lake located a 44-year-old man who was wanted for several offences, including break and enter. When the officer attempted to apprehend the man, the man fled. Other officers arrived and they located him – in pain – at a nearby residence. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in this case.

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