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News Release

SIU Discontinues Brampton Arrest Investigation as Man’s Injury Deemed as Not Serious

Case Number: 19-OCI-239

Mississauga, ON (21 October, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction earlier this month between a 26-year-old male and Peel Regional Police officers.

In the early morning hours of October 2, 2019, the man was arrested by PRP officers in the area of Hansen Street North and Queen Street East. When the man complained of pain to his face, he was transported to hospital for treatment. At the time, it was believed that the man had suffered a broken nose.

Interim Director Martino said, “A review of the man’s medical records establishes that he did not, in fact, fracture his nose. Accordingly, as it is apparent based on the SIU preliminary inquiries that he did not in fact sustain a “serious injury” for purposes of the SIU’s mandate, the SIU is without jurisdiction to continue with its investigation and the file is closed.”

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