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Communiqué de presse

No Basis to Lay Charges in Relation to Newmarket Arrest

Numéro du dossier: 19-OCI-006

Mississauga, ON (29 octobre 2019) ---
On the afternoon of January 3, 2019, York Regional Police received a 911 call from a Newmarket LCBO store reporting a theft in progress. Officers were dispatched to investigate. Upon arriving in the area, an officer observed the man running on the street and followed him in his cruiser. Another officer ran toward the man and tackled him to the ground. The man was arrested. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by the man in the course of his apprehension – a dislodged front upper tooth and fracture to the back of his skull. 

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 civil qui enquête sur des rapports d'incidents qui impliquent la police et sont à l'origine d'un décès, d'une blessure grave ou d'une allégation d'agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l'UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un agent a commis une infraction criminelle liée à l'incident faisant l'objet de l'enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre l'agent, s'il y a lieu, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d'accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats des enquêtes 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