News Release

No Basis to Proceed with Charges in Relation to Man’s Apprehension in Toronto

Case Number: 20-TCI-126

Mississauga, ON (19 November, 2020) ---
On the morning of May 30, 2020, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers were dispatched to a home after a mother reported that her 37-year-odl son was making threats of suicide. After further investigation, the decision was made to apprehend the man and to take him to the hospital. An interaction ensued between the officers and the man, and eventually the officers were able to handcuff him and escort him to an ambulance. At hospital, the man was diagnosed with a fractured nose. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a TPS officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s 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