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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Arrest of Man at Brantford Construction Site

Case Number: 19-OCI-038

Mississauga, ON (29 October, 2019) ---
In the early morning hours of February 17, 2019, Brantford Police Service (BPS) was made aware that a man was accessing a construction site without authorization and taking property that did not belong to him. Officers attended the scene. When the man was observed by an officer, the man fled on foot, losing his footing on several occasions given the slippery conditions. The man was eventually apprehended. He was subsequently taken to hospital and diagnosed with a fractured left rib and collapsed lung. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any BPS officer in relation to the man’s injuries.

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