News Release

No Charges Warranted in Relation to Man’s Death in Malton

Case Number: 19-OCD-219

Mississauga, ON (20 November, 2020) ---
On the evening of September 10, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a residence in Malton after multiple calls from family members inside the home. Soon after arriving, officers became involved in an interaction with a 34-year-old and shortly after apprehended him. Paramedics transported the man to hospital where he was pronounced deceased soon after arrival. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death.

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