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News Release

No Reasonable Grounds to Believe Toronto Police Service Officer Committed Criminal Offence in Connection with Man’s Injury

Case Number: 20-TCI-015

Mississauga, ON (27 June, 2020) ---
In the evening hours of January 26, 2020, a 31-year-old man was arrested by Toronto Police Service officers and transported to the police station. Upon arrival at the station, the man was belligerent and uncooperative. Following a strip search, the man was lodged in a cell. He was subsequently transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a single right-sided rib fracture. 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 injury.

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