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News Release

No Basis to Lay Charges in Relation to Arrest of Woman in London

Case Number: 19-OCI-002

Mississauga, ON (24 October, 2019) ---
In the evening of January 1, 2019, a 27-year-old woman damaged the men’s bathroom at a London restaurant and then fled the premises. London Police Service officers attended the scene. A short while later, an officer located the woman in the rear of a property at St. George Street and proceeded to take her into custody following a physical altercation that included the officer discharging his conducted energy weapon. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to a foot injury the woman sustained. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342