News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Officers, Serious Injury of Youth

Case Number: 23-TCI-045   

Mississauga, ON (14 June, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe three Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury of a 16-year-old boy.
On February 13, 2023, the youth suffered a broken left wrist in and around the time of his arrest by the officers. The boy was arrested after he matched the description of a male who reportedly swung a machete at an officer.
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES