News Release

Toronto Police Officer’s Use of CEW within Necessary Range in Incident in which Man’s Eye Injured

Case Number: 16-TCI-175

Mississauga, ON (26 October, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has decided that a Toronto Police Service officer’s deployment of his conducted energy weapon (CEW) “did not fall outside the range of what was reasonably necessary to attempt to disarm and subdue” a 39-year-old man who was being apprehended under the Mental Health Act
The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. It can be found at

The SIU is an independent civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations 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 any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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