News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest at Toronto Rooming House

Case Number: 20-TCI-086

Mississauga, ON (16 September, 2020) ---
On April 14, 2020, Toronto Police Service officers attended an address on Bloor Street West after a resident of a rooming house called police to report that another resident – a 50-year-old man – had just attacked him with a knife. Officers located the man and a struggle ensued before they were able to arrest him. The man was subsequently transported to hospital when he complained of right arm pain, and diagnosed with a fractured humerus. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that one of the arresting officers 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