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News Release

Arrest of Man Located on Roadway Shoulder in Newmarket Deemed to be Justified

Case Number: 19-OCI-110

Mississauga, ON (29 November, 2019) ---
In the evening of May 17, 2019, a 56-year-old man found himself on the north shoulder of Davis Drive, east of Woodbine Avenue, in Newmarket. He was significantly intoxicated. Paramedics and police officers were dispatched to the scene to check on his welfare. Within minutes of the officers’ arrival, the man was arrested and placed in the backseat of a police cruiser. He was subsequently taken to hospital and diagnosed with serious injuries, including a dislocated and fractured shoulder. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in this case. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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