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News Release

No Basis to Charge Officer in Relation to Man’s Fall from Balcony in Oakville

Case Number: 20-OCI-039

Mississauga, ON (17 June, 2020) ---
On February 16, 2020, Halton Regional Police Service officers attended a second-floor unit of a residential complex on Speers Road in Oakville to investigate a taxi fare fraud. Around the time officers entered the unit, the subject of the investigation – a 40-year-old man - fled through the sliding balcony doors onto the balcony and fell over the railing. He suffered multiple fractures in the process. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injuries.

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