News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest at Peterborough Women’s Shelter

Case Number: 18-OCI-056

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Mississauga, ON (22 February, 2019) ---
On February 23, 2018, Peterborough Police Service (PPS) officers attended a women’s shelter in relation to the conduct of a 52-year-old woman. As the officers were escorting her out of the shelter, there was an interaction, and the woman was arrested. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a PPS officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the woman.

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
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342