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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Mississauga Arrest

Case Number: 19-OCI-059

Mississauga, ON (25 October, 2019) ---
On the night of March 18, 2019, Peel Regional Police (PRP) received a 911 call reporting a theft in progress on Shawson Drive in Mississauga. When officers arrived, the person of interest was inside a van and officers surrounded the vehicle. The officers ordered the man to step out. The man then exited from the rear of the vehicle and ran from the officers. He was caught in short order and brought to the ground, whereupon he was arrested and handcuffed. The man was subsequently taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured right elbow. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a PRP officer in relation to this case.

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