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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man in Toronto Police Station Parking Lot

Case Number: 19-TCI-298

Mississauga, ON (25 June, 2020) ---
On the afternoon of December 6, 2019, a 50-year-old man struck a gate while in the 13 Division police station parking lot. When Toronto Police Service officers approached the vehicle to investigate what had happened, the man refused to exit his vehicle. A struggle ensued between the officers and the man, with included the use of an ASP baton and conducted energy weapon discharges by police. The man suffered a series of facial fractures in and around the right eye. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that the officers who dealt with the man to place him under arrest acted lawfully throughout their encounter. As such, there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges against any of the officers.

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

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