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SIU Finds no Evidence that Peel Police Officers Used Excessive Force when Assisting to Restrain Man in Hospital

Numéro du dossier: 17-OCI-221

Mississauga, ON (21 septembre 2018) ---
On August 21, 2017, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers were dispatched to the Pearson International Airport to investigate a passenger who was behaving strangely. Due to his erratic behavior and him indicating that he had ingested LSD, the man was transported to an Etobicoke hospital by ambulance. While hospital staff and police officers made attempts to restrain the man in order to provide him with treatment, the man sustained a serious injury. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a PRP officer in relation to the injury. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports. 

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, 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