News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Arrest of Man in Toronto

Case Number: 19-TCI-184

Mississauga, ON (29 April, 2020) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 52-year-old man in August of 2019.  Following his arrest, the man complained that he may have suffered a stroke or a heart attack and he was transported to hospital. Once at hospital, it was discovered that the man had fractured his right femur.

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