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News Release

Re-Opened File into Man’s Arrest in Toronto Closed Again

Case Number: 19-TCI-073a

Mississauga, ON (15 September, 2020) ---
On April 9, 2019, a 23-year-old man reported to the SIU that he was seriously injured when he was arrested by Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers two days prior. The SIU investigated the allegation, and the SIU Director closed the file upon determining that there were no reasonable grounds to believe any of the involved police officers committed a criminal offence with respect to the man’s injury.  

On July 6, 2020, the SIU re-opened its investigation in this matter after receiving additional information from the man’s mother. After reviewing the new information, SIU Director Joseph Martino is satisfied that there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case. As such, the file, having been re-opened, is once again closed.
 
Director’s Report: https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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, 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