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Communiqué de presse

SIU Terminates Brussels Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-PCI-298

Mississauga, ON (15 novembre 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a man last month in Brussels.

On the morning of October 5, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to a residence for a domestic situation. Soon after police arrived, a 38-year-old man was arrested and transported to the Goderich OPP detachment where he was lodged in a cell. The man was later medically assessed and diagnosed with a fractured rib and a fracture to his left hand.

Acting Director Martino said, “The SIU’s preliminary inquiries establish that the man did not, in fact, sustain a rib fracture as initially reported. With respect to the fracture of the man’s left hand, there is no evidence that the injury was caused by the police; rather, the evidence provides very good reason to believe the injury was self-inflicted prior to the arrival of any police officer. 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342