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Communiqué de presse

No Basis for Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man in Markham

Numéro du dossier: 17-OCI-173

Mississauga, ON (25 septembre 2018) ---
On the evening of July 8, 2017, a 911 call was received by York Regional Police (YRP) requesting that they attend a residence in Markham in relation to a possible break-and enter. When officers arrived, three persons of interest exited a residence and then fled on foot into backyards and forested areas. The officers pursued the individuals by foot, and then apprehended them on railway tracks just west of the GO transit Centennial Station. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a YRP officer in relation to the arrest of a 22-year-old man who was diagnosed in hospital with a serious injury. 

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