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News Release

No Basis to Charge Officer in Relation to Man’s Self-Inflicted Death in Mississauga

Case Number: 19-OCD-206

Mississauga, ON (5 June, 2020) ---
In the morning hours of August 25, 2019, a 37-year-old man suffered a fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A number of Peel Regional Police officers had been searching for him at the time and were present when the man shot himself.  The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer who had located the man committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death.

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