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News Release

Level of Force used to Secure Man in Custody Found to be Reasonable; No Charges to Issues in Toronto Case

Case Number: 18-TCI-334

Mississauga, ON (18 October, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 32-year-old man in November of 2018. The man was injured in the course of his apprehension by Emergency Task Force officers who were executing a search warrant at an apartment unit.

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