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News Release

No Charges to Issues in Relation to Man’s Arrest in Lindsay

Case Number: 19-OCI-163

Mississauga, ON (14 April, 2020) ---
On July 8, 2019, a 75-year-old man was arrested in the parking lot of the Lindsay Recreation Complex by a City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service officer. The following morning, the man was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with an orbital fracture. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that there are no reasonable grounds to lay charges against the officer in relation to the man’s arrest.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342