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Man’s Injury Sustained when he Ran onto Busy Street and was Struck by Vehicle; SIU Terminates Etobicoke Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-TCI-041

Mississauga, ON (29 mars 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a serious injury suffered by a 35-year-old man last month in Etobicoke. 

In the afternoon hours of February 9, 2018, the Toronto Police Service was notified of an incident at a restaurant in the area of Evans Avenue and Brown’s Line. An individual of interest fled from the bar before police arrived. A short time later, an officer located a man matching the description of the person of interest, and asked for his name. The man fled from the officer onto Evans Avenue and was struck by a vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fracture to his right orbital bone.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence establishes that the injuries the man sustained were caused by his own actions. Accordingly I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342