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News Release

Officer Acted Lawfully in Scarborough Arrest of Woman; No Basis to Proceed with Criminal Charges

Case Number: 19-TCI-242

Mississauga, ON (25 May, 2020) ---
On October 4, 2019, a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer arrested a 37-year-old woman in Scarborough on an outstanding warrant for theft. Following the arrest, the woman was transported to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fracture to her left ankle. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the TPS officer acted other than lawfully throughout his dealings with the woman, and therefore there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges and the file is closed.

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 civilian 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