News Release

Force Used by Officers to Arrest Man in Hamilton Home Determined to be Reasonably Necessary

Case Number: 19-OCI-088

Mississauga, ON (28 November, 2019) ---
On April 27, 2019, a 55-year-old man was arrested inside his home by two Hamilton Police Service officers. The man was subsequently taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with serious injuries including a fractured right 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