RunnersCruiser and motorbikeCruiser accident
thick blue gradient line

News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man Outside Stratford LCBO

Case Number: 18-OCI-370

Mississauga, ON (18 October, 2019) ---
On December 20, 2018, a 46-year-old man was arrested by two Stratford Police Service officers outside a LCBO. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officers in relation to the facial fractures the man sustained in the process.  

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. 

Lisez ce communiqué en français.

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