News Release

No Basis to Proceed with Criminal Charges in Relation to Scarborough Arrest of Teen

Case Number: 19-TCI-271

Mississauga, ON (20 July, 2020) ---
On the evening of November 15, 2019, Toronto Police Service officers were patrolling the area of 400 McCowan Road when they came upon a 14-year-old male who was outside his residence, which was a violation of a condition of his recognizance. When one of the officers called out to the teenager, he ran away and the officers pursued him on foot. The officers caught up to the teenager and arrested him. From the police station, the teen was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured clavicle. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case and the file is closed.

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