News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man in Thunder Bay

Case Number: 20-OCI-067

Mississauga, ON (20 July, 2020) ---
On the morning of March 24, 2020, a Thunder Bay Police Service officer observed a vehicle being driven by a 32-year-old man. The man was in breach of a driver’s licence suspension and a non-communication / no-contact court order with respect to another individual. When the man parked, the officer approached and took him into custody. The man was subsequently taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured right hand. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

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