News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Mississauga Arrest

Case Number: 18-OCI-323

Mississauga, ON (13 November, 2019) ---
On the night of November 1, 2018, Peel Regional Police officers attended an address in Mississauga in relation to a domestic incident. When officers knocked on the door, a 53-year-old man opened it. A physical altercation ensued between the man and officers, beginning in the hallway leading from the front door and ending in a small bedroom off the hallway. The man was subsequently arrested and transported to the police station. He was later taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken left orbital bone. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to this incident.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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

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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