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SIU Determines No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Police-Involved Shooting at Fort Erie Hospital

Numéro du dossier: 18-OFI-146

Mississauga, ON (9 avril 2019) ---
On May 18, 2018, a 29-year-old man was brought by Emergency Medical Services to Douglas Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre in Fort Erie. Sometime later, the man entered the room of another patient and stabbed him with a large hunting knife. Hospital staff fled the room and patients in the waiting room were directed to leave. The man proceeded to roam the hospital’s hallways with the knife in his hands. Niagara Regional Police Service officers responded to the hospital and shortly after located the man. When the man charged at an officer, the officer discharged his firearm, striking the man once. Then Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to this incident.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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