News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Arrest of Man in Mississauga

Case Number: 19-OCI-223

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Mississauga, ON (26 February, 2020) ---
On the afternoon of September 12, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers arrested two individuals in relation to break-and-enters that were being investigated. When a third individual escaped apprehension and ran away, an officer gave chase. Following a struggle that ensued between the officer and the 33-year-old man, the man was arrested. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the facial factures the man suffered in the course of his arrest.

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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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