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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Apprehension and Injury in Delhi

Case Number: 20-PCI-180

Mississauga, ON (18 September, 2020) ---
On the morning of July 23, 2020, a 30-year-old man got into a fight with another individual at a motel in Delhi, and then collapsed. Upon the arrival of Ontario Provincial Police officers and paramedics, the man got up and exhibited irrational and erratic behavior. The man was eventually apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital. When the man later attempted to leave the Observation Room of the hospital, the officers took hold of the man and escorted him back. Moments after entering the room, the man lost his balance and fell to the floor. The man then rose to his feet and began to punch and kick the door. He was diagnosed with a break of one of his lower forearms. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any OPP officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s apprehension 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