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News Release

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

Case Number: 18-TCI-369

Mississauga, ON (17 October, 2019) ---
On August 26, 2016, a 37-year-old man was arrested by Toronto Police Service officers in the area of Church Street and Queen Street. The man was subsequently diagnosed with multiple rib fractures and a fracture of his right hand. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to this interaction, which the SIU was made aware of in December of 2018.

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