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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Woman in Mississauga

Case Number: 20-OCI-110

Mississauga, ON (24 September, 2020) ---
On the night of May 10, 2020, the Peel Regional Police (PRP) Tactical & Rescue Unit was dispatched to a Mississauga home after a 37-year-old woman told a crisis centre she was distraught and feeling suicidal, and that she had a gun and was planning to harm herself with it. Once they arrived, the officers saw the woman sitting on a step on the front porch. When the woman failed to adequately respond to the directions of the officers, she was taken to the ground. When the woman was seen to be reaching for something, a conducted energy weapon was deployed. The woman was apprehended and transported to hospital for treatment of a broken nose. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe a PRP officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the 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