SIU Terminates Brampton Investigation
(27 May, 2021) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the apprehension of a man earlier this month in Brampton.
On May 13, 2021, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers attended a residence in Brampton for a domestic dispute. Officers arrested a man under the Mental Health Act and he was subsequently transported to hospital. The following day, PRP contacted the SIU to report that the man they had apprehended had been diagnosed with a fractured orbital bone. The SIU commenced an investigation.
Director Martino said, “Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, I am satisfied that the investigation should be discontinued at this time. A review of the man’s medical records confirms that he did not sustain any fractures. On this record, as it is apparent that the man was not diagnosed with any serious injury for purposes of the SIU’s mandate, the SIU is without jurisdiction in this matter. Accordingly, the file is hereby closed.”
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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