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News Release

Charges not Warranted in Relation to Interaction with Man During Execution of Search Warrant at Toronto Apartment

Case Number: 18-TCI-354

Mississauga, ON (16 October, 2019) ---
On November 26, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers attended an apartment building on McCowan Road to execute a search warrant for illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia obtained under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. When officers showed up at the door of a unit, a 40-year-old man was the only person present. The officers entered the apartment and confronted the man physically. During the course of that interaction, the man suffered a broken nose and laceration of his right lower eyelid. He was transported to hospital for treatment. 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 this incident.

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