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Man’s Fractured Neck a Result of Vehicle Collision; SIU Terminates Investigation into London Arrest

Numéro du dossier: 19-OCI-154

Mississauga, ON (10 juillet 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 37-year-old man last month in London.

In the afternoon of June 27, 2019, the man was involved in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Pack and Bostwick Roads in London.  He walked away from the collision scene and was soon arrested by a London Police Service officer for impaired operation of a vehicle. When the man did not feel well at the police station, he was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured vertebrae in his neck.
  
Interim Director Martino said, “As it is apparent based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries that the man’s fractured neck was the result of the motor vehicle collision, and not the arrest or anything that occurred during his period in custody, there is patently nothing to investigate as far the potential criminal liability of any police officer is concerned.  Accordingly, 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