News Release

No Basis to Charge Officer in Relation to Arrest of Bike Rider in Toronto

Case Number: 19-TCI-189

Mississauga, ON (6 May, 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 man on August 12, 2019. The man, who had been riding a bike prior to his arrest, was diagnosed with a fractured jaw.

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