News Release

SIU Terminates Mississauga Investigation as No Officer Caused Man’s Injury

Case Number: 18-OCI-156   

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Mississauga, ON (18 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained last month in Mississauga by a 23-year-old man. 

At approximately 5 a.m. on May 27, 2018, a woman contacted Peel Regional Police and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regarding concern for a family member. Upon arrival, officers located the man and put him into a police cruiser until EMS arrived. While in the cruiser, the man struck his head on the Plexiglas screen numerous times. EMS then transported the man to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence is clear that no police officer caused or contributed to the complainant’s injury. Accordingly I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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