SIU Terminates Mount Forest Investigation
Case Number: 18-PCI-258
(28 September, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Mount Forest.
In the late afternoon hours of August 29, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a residence on Egremount Street North to investigate an unwanted man in a home. Upon arrival, police located the 27-year-old man and arrested him. The following day, as a result of the man limping, he was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a knee injury.
SIU investigators made numerous attempts to speak with the man. They attended the courthouse, they went to his home and they called him numerous times over several days.
Director Loparco said, “The man refuses to meet with SIU investigators to provide a statement, consent to a release of his medical records or otherwise participate in this investigation. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”
The SIU is an arm’s length 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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