News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Huron County Apprehension of Man

Case Number: 19-PCI-166

Mississauga, ON (9 April, 2020) ---
On July 12, 2019, police were called to a residence in the Community of Vanastra, in Huron County, to assist paramedics who had attended to provide medical assistance to a 46-year-old man. Upon the arrival of police, they found the man to be highly intoxicated, combative, and belligerent. Based on comments made by the man, it was decided that he would be apprehended under the Mental Health Act. Following his apprehension, he was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed as having sustained a fracture to his right shoulder. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that there are no reasonable grounds to lay charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer in relation to this case.

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