News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation Involving York Regional Police Service

Case Number: 21-OVI-136   

Mississauga, ON (26 August, 2021) ---
The SIU initiated an investigation after a 22-year-old male was seriously injured in the course of his arrest by York Regional Police (YRP) officers on March 29, 2021.

The investigation has now concluded with a finding by the SIU Director, Joseph Martino, that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a YRP officer – the subject official – committed a criminal offence in connection with the male’s arrest and injury.

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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES