News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Shooting of Teenager Inside Mississauga Bank

Case Number: 19-OFI-286   

Other News Releases Related to Case 19-OFI-286

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Mississauga Bank

Witness Assistance

Fill Out a Witness Form

Mississauga, ON (4 March, 2021) ---
On November 26, 2019, a 16-year-old male was shot by a police officer in the course of his arrest inside a Mississauga bank, and suffered significant internal injuries in the process. The officer who discharged his firearm had made his way to the bank following reports of an armed robbery occurring inside. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

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

Lisez ce communiqué en français.

Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342