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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Arrest in Parking Lot of Townhouse Complex in Sudbury

Case Number: 20-OCI-136

Mississauga, ON (25 September, 2020) ---
On June 12, 2020, a Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officer was dispatched to a townhouse complex after the groundskeeper reported a man was sleeping on the ground in the parking lot. The officer roused the 28-year-old man, and upon further investigation learned the man was wanted by police. Another officer was dispatched to assist with the arrest. The man was subsequently lodged in police cells and then taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured left hand. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe a GSPS officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’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