News Release

No Charges Warranted in Relation to Man’s Death in Malton

Case Number: 19-OCD-219   

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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Malton

Mississauga, ON (20 November, 2020) ---
On the evening of September 10, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a residence in Malton after multiple calls from family members inside the home. Soon after arriving, officers became involved in an interaction with a 34-year-old and shortly after apprehended him. Paramedics transported the man to hospital where he was pronounced deceased soon after arrival. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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