News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Brampton Arrest

Case Number: 19-OCI-084

Mississauga, ON (29 November, 2019) ---
At approximately 10 p.m. on April 20, 2019, several plainclothes officers with Peel Regional Police went to a residence in Brampton to arrest a 35-year-old man in relation to a breach of recognizance and various thefts. The man suffered a broken nose in the course of a physical altercation that marked his arrest. At some point in the altercation, the evidence indicates that the man’s 59-year-old father was pushed up against a wall and had his arm forced behind him by an officer. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to the injuries sustained by the father and son during this interaction.

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