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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Woman’s Arrest Outside Brampton Pub

Case Number: 20-OCI-045

Mississauga, ON (3 September, 2020) ---
In the early morning hours of February 28, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a pub in Brampton after the pub manager reported to 911 that an intoxicated woman was driving a vehicle in the parking lot in a reckless fashion. An officer approached the woman, who was seated in the driver’s seat of her vehicle parked in front of the bar. He spoke with her and made a demand for a breath sample. When the woman objected and refused to take the test, the officers decided to take her into custody. The woman verbally and physically resisted her arrest. In and around the time the handcuffs were being affixed, a “pop” sound was heard. The “pop” was the sound of the woman’s arm breaking. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a PRP officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the 29-year-old woman’s arrest and injury.

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

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 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