News Release

SIU Concludes Toronto Investigation

Case Number: 22-TCI-041   

Mississauga, ON (10 June, 2022) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that any Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and injury of a 50-year-old man on February 12, 2022.

While accepting that the man’s serious injuries were incurred in the physical altercation that marked his arrest, Director Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe they were attributable to unlawful conduct on the part of any of the officers.  There being no basis for proceeding with charges in this case, the file has been closed.

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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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES