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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Connection with Woman’s Detention and Injury in Hamilton

Case Number: 20-OCI-018

Mississauga, ON (11 June, 2020) ---
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on July 9, 2019, an occupant of a Hamilton residence contacted 911 reporting that she had been assaulted by another woman. Officers were dispatched to the area and located the person of interest. The 32-year-old woman was apprehended and subsequently taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured right hand. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no trustworthy evidence that any of the officers did anything untoward in their dealings with the woman. Accordingly, there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case 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 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