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News Release

No Reasonable Grounds to Charge Police Officer in Relation to Minesing Arrest

Case Number: 19-PCI-064

Mississauga, ON (3 December, 2019) ---
 On March 30, 2019, OPP officers were dispatched to a residence in Minesing after a woman reported that her husband had threatened to kill her and their children. Once the wife and children were safely removed from the home, officers continued their attempts to reach out to the man. Hours later, officers entered the residence with a police dog and the man was located. The man suffered a fractured left rib and dog bites in the course of an altercation with police officers that marked his arrest. 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