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SIU Terminates North York Investigation Connected to Carjacking

Numéro du dossier: 18-TCI-353

Mississauga, ON (17 janvier 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between Toronto Police Service officers and a 22-year-old man following a carjacking.

At approximately 3 a.m. on December 13, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers responded to the area of Spadina Avenue and College Street after a taxi driver reported that a man threatened him with a gun, and then drove away in his taxi. With the use of GPS on the taxi, TPS officers were able to track it to the area of Clanton Park Road and Wilson Heights Boulevard in North York. Emergency Task Force officers performed a high-risk takedown and the man was apprehended. He was subsequently transported to hospital for treatment of an injury.

Director Loparco said, “The man has failed to get back to SIU investigators to schedule an interview or otherwise assist in the investigation. Further, he has failed to provide a consent form for release of medical information. 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