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SIU Finds Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man at Niagara Falls Motel

Numéro du dossier: 17-OCI-128

Mississauga, ON (20 septembre 2018) ---
In the early morning hours of May 27, 2017, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers attended a motel in Niagara Falls after the motel manager called requesting police assistance. The manager indicated that people in a room were possibly damaging property, and that one of the occupants may have a gun. Following an interaction with the occupants in this room, police officers arrested a 42-year-old man. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a NRPS officer in relation to injuries sustained by the man. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. 

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342