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News Release

Man in Mississauga Injured as a Result of Leaping a Flight of Stairs; SIU Discontinues Investigation

Case Number: 19-OCI-276

Mississauga, ON (12 December, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 36-year-old man last month in Mississauga.
 
In the early morning hours of November 20, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers were conducting an investigation at an apartment building located at 4050 Dixie Road. When the man – a person of interest – saw the officers, he fled down a stairwell. In an effort to get away, he attempted to leap an entire flight of stairs resulting in him landing awkwardly. He was arrested within seconds of his jump and taken to hospital for treatment of a leg injury.

Interim Director Martino said, “While the exact nature of the man’s injury remains unknown, he having declined to release his medical records, it is clearly serious in nature given his leg was rigidly casted in the wake of the incident and surgery had been scheduled. What is clear is that the man jumped of his own volition and is the author of his own misfortune. Accordingly, the investigation is hereby discontinued, and the file closed.”

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