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News Release

No Charges to Issue Against Officers in Relation to Apprehension of Man at London Motel

Case Number: 19-OCI-089

Mississauga, ON (3 December, 2019) ---
On the morning of April 29, 2019, London Police Service officers were dispatched to a motel after receiving a complaint about a 48-year-old man staying at the motel. When the man refused to open the room door for the officers, an employee let the officers in. There was an interaction, and the man was eventually apprehended. He was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a pneumothorax and involuntarily admitted for psychiatric examination. 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