News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Police-Involved Shooting in Sudbury

Case Number: 19-OFI-074

Mississauga, ON (15 April, 2020) ---
In the evening of April 10, 2019, a 22-year-old man was in a pickup truck with his girlfriend parked at an Esso gas station on Regent Street in Sudbury when his vehicle was suddenly surrounded by the police. Officers with the Greater Sudbury Police Service officers had followed the truck to the location intending to arrest its occupants. Within seconds of the officers’ arrival, an officer discharged his firearm multiple times, resulting in the man being wounded. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342