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News Release

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

Case Number: 18-OCI-326

Mississauga, ON (7 October, 2019) ---
Shortly after 9 p.m. on November 4, 2018, York Regional Police officers pulled over a vehicle as the driver’s licence was under suspension and there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. Soon after the 56-year-old man exited the vehicle, a struggle ensued between him and officers. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any police officer in relation to the fractured nose the man was diagnosed with following his arrest.

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