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Communiqué de presse

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Ottawa Arrest

Numéro du dossier: 19-OCI-053

Mississauga, ON (4 novembre 2019) ---
At approximately 1 a.m. on March 10, 2019, two Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officers were on patrol near Dalhousie Street in their marked cruiser when they were flagged by an individual pointing at a man and indicating that he had assaulted several people.  After a foot chase, the officers eventually caught up with the man and took him to the ground. A struggled ensued on the ground, and the officers were able to handcuff the man after deploying a conducted energy weapon. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an OPS officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by the man.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342