News Release

Man’s Injury while at Tillsonburg OPP Detachment Self-inflicted; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 17-PCI-314

Mississauga, ON (30 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 24-year-old man last month in Tillsonburg. 

At approximately 3 a.m. on October 28, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to a single motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Broadway and Lisgar Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and lodged in a cell at the Oxford detachment. Around 8:30 a.m., the man struck the wall with his left hand which resulted in him sustaining a serious injury.
  
Director Loparco said, “The man’s injury – by his own admission and confirmed by cell video – was self-inflicted. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation.”

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