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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man in King City ONroute Service Centre Parking Lot

Case Number: 20-PCI-134

Mississauga, ON (21 October, 2020) ---
On the evening of June 2, 2020, a 30-year-old man was arrested by an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer in the parking lot of the ONroute Service Centre along Highway 400 north in King City. The man subsequently attended hospital and was diagnosed with a herniated disk. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the OPP 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