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Communiqué de presse

SIU Discontinues Newmarket Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 19-OCI-124

Mississauga, ON (26 juin 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest earlier this month of a 20-year-old man in Newmarket.

On June 6, 2019, a York Regional Police officer observed individuals trespassing at a construction site in Newmarket. When the officer approached the individuals, the 20-year-old man fled the scene on foot. In the process of fleeing, the man fractured his right foot as he ran down a set of stairs. The man was apprehended soon after.

Interim Director Martino said, “Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, it is evident that the officer neither caused nor contributed to the man’s injury in any manner that could attract criminal liability. Accordingly, as there is patently nothing to investigate as far as the officer’s potential criminality is concerned, the investigation is hereby discontinued and the file closed.”

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