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Communiqué de presse

SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-TCI-332

Mississauga, ON (26 février 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation a November 2018 interaction that occurred between a 28-year-old man and Toronto Police Service officers.

Shortly after midnight on November 13, 2018, employees removed a man from a bar in the Yonge Street and Gould Street area. While outside of the bar, the man was arrested by a nearby paid duty officer. When he was taken to the police station, the man complained of a sore leg and he was subsequently transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured fibula.  

To locate the man, SIU investigators attended an address associated with the man, but he no longer lived there. Upon learning that the man would be in court at the end of January, investigators met with the man, but he would not provide a statement until he consulted with his counsel. One week later, the man contacted an SIU investigator to inform that he would not provide a statement or authorization for the release of medical information.

Director Loparco said, “The man would not provide a statement or consent to the release of his medical records to the SIU. 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