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May

17 May, 2022

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Arrest in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the injury suffered by a 25-year-old man in January.

13 May, 2022

No Charges Against Officer in Relation to Kingston Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Kingston Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a January collision that resulted in injuries to two men.

13 May, 2022

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Interaction between Man and Officer in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the injury suffered by a 35-year-old man in January in the course of their interaction.

11 May, 2022

No Charges Against Waterloo Officer in Connection with Man’s Fatal Fall from Apartment Window

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man in January.

10 May, 2022

No Charges Against Hamilton Officers in Connection with Woman’s Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Hamilton Police Service (HPS) officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 35-year-old woman in June of 2021. The SIU was made aware of the incident in January of 2022.

9 May, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Self-Inflicted Death After Police Pursuit of Carjacked Truck in Clarington

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 45-year-old man in January.

6 May, 2022

SIU Closes Investigation into Man’s Hospitalization After Arrest in Milton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest in March of a 20-year-old man who was taken to hospital when he lapsed into unconsciousness while in Halton Regional Police Service custody.

5 May, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Quinte West

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 36-year-old man today in Quinte West while in the custody of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers.

5 May, 2022

No Charges Against Sudbury Officer After Man Suffers Serious Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured left knee suffered by a 38-year-old man in January.

4 May, 2022

SIU Discontinues Burlington Investigation; Woman Did Not Suffer Serious Injury While in Halton Officers’ Custody

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a serious injury reportedly suffered by a 34-year-old woman while in the custody of Halton Regional Police Service officers in Burlington in 2020. The SIU launched an investigation after it was reported to the Unit in January 2022.

3 May, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer After Man Shot with ARWEN in Greater Napanee

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with shooting an Anti-riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 58-year-old man while he was being apprehended in January.

3 May, 2022

SIU Discontinues Toronto Investigation; Man’s Death Due to Overdose

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances of a 56-year-old man’s death in March.

April

30 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Discharge of Less-Lethal Shotgun at Man in Belleville

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Belleville Police Service officer discharged a less-lethal shotgun at a 27-year-old man today in Belleville.

30 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Collision in Bowmanville

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by an 18-year-old male today in Bowmanville when the vehicle he was in struck a light standard.

29 April, 2022

SIU Determines no Basis to Proceed with Charges Against Officer in Connection with Mississauga Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a December 2021 collision that resulted in the serious  injury suffered by a 68-year-old man.

29 April, 2022

No Charges to Issue Against Officer who Discharged Less-Lethal Shotgun at Man in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the discharge of a less-lethal firearm at a 33-year-old man in December of 2021.

28 April, 2022

SIU Terminates Belleville Investigation; Man Injured Hand after Punching Wall Multiple Times

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injury suffered by a 24-year-old man last month while he was lodged in a cell in Belleville.

28 April, 2022

SIU Terminates Guelph Investigation after Medical Records Reveal no Serious Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the January arrest of a 30-year-old man in Guelph.

27 April, 2022

No Charges to Issue Against Officer in Relation to Brantford Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Brantford Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a December 2021 collision that resulted in injuries to three individuals.

27 April, 2022

SIU Concludes no Criminal Offence was Committed by Officers in Connection with Hamilton Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Hamilton Police Service (HPS) officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and injury of a 26-year-old man in December of 2021. 

26 April, 2022

As Injury Deemed not to be Serious, SIU Terminates Greenstone Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injury suffered by a 30-year-old man last month in Greenstone.

26 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Ottawa Officers After Death of Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Ottawa Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 49-year-old man while he was in custody last year. 

25 April, 2022

SIU Lays Assault Charge Against Peel Regional Police Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence during the arrest of a 22-year-old man in Mississauga last August.

23 April, 2022

SIU Investigating After Waterloo Officer Shoots Man in Cambridge

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer shot a 22-year-old man in Cambridge this afternoon.

22 April, 2022

No Charges Against Saugeen Shores Officer After Woman Suffers Serious Injuries in Crash

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Saugeen Shores Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with serious injuries suffered by a 45-year-old woman in a collision last December. As the vehicle in which she was a passenger had been briefly pursued by the officer just prior to the collision, the SIU was notified and initiated an investigation.  

20 April, 2022

Man’s Fractured Heel a Result of Jumping from Home’s Window in Cornwall; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injury suffered by a 23-year-old man last month in Cornwall.

19 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Niagara Officers After Man Suffers Concussion in Thorold

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Niagara Regional Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a concussion suffered by a 55-year-old man in 2020. The SIU launched an investigation upon being notified of the incident in December 2021. 

19 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Oro Station

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision that occurred this morning in Oro Station, resulting in the death of a man presumed to be in his 40s.

15 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Interaction Preceding Man’s Fatal Fall from Bridge in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a man’s fatal fall earlier this morning from the Leaside Bridge in Toronto.

14 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Thornhill Police-Involved Shooting

On December 15, 2021, York Regional Police officers were made aware of a recently committed bank robbery at a Scotiabank in Thornhill. While driving in his cruiser, an officer located a man who generally fit the description of the suspect. The officer gave chase on foot and told the man to stop. While the man fled, he repeatedly pointed a BB gun at the officer. The man rounded a corner and hid, and when confronted by the officer, the man held the gun with both hands and aimed it at the officer. The officer discharged his firearm at the man twice. The man was taken to hospital and treated for a penetrating gunshot wound to the area of his left shoulder and a graze wound to the upper left arm. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, concluded there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer comported himself unlawfully in the events leading to and including the shooting. There was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges against the officer and the file has been closed.

14 April, 2022

No Charges to Issue in Connection with Whitby Man’s Deteriorating Condition While in the Custody of Police

On December 18, 2021, paramedics and Durham Regional Police Service officers attended a home in Whitby after learning that a 33-year-old man had consumed an overdose of prescription medication. As a result of the man making it difficult for the paramedics to do their job, an officer applied handcuffs to the front of the man. The officer rode with the man in the ambulance as it made its way to hospital. By the time the ambulance arrived at hospital, the man’s condition had markedly deteriorated. The handcuffs were removed and the man was transferred into the care of hospital staff. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, concluded there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s condition. The file has been closed.

14 April, 2022

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Mississauga Collision

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision on Tuesday evening that resulted in serious injuries to a 24-year-old man.

14 April, 2022

SIU Investigating After Halton Police Officer Discharged ARWEN at Man in Burlington

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Halton Regional Police Service officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 30-year-old man yesterday in Burlington.

13 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest and Injury in Welland

In the evening of December 13, 2021, two Niagara Regional Police Service officers attended a home in Welland to investigate a motor vehicle collision. In the course of his arrest by the officers, a 48-year-old man suffered a broken nose. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, concluded that there were no reasonable grounds to believe that either officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury. The file has been closed.

12 April, 2022

SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred between a police officer and a 53-year-old man last month at a Hamilton residence.

8 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Police Cruiser Crash

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision that seriously injured an 84-year-old man and 79-year-old woman last December.

8 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Waterloo Officer Who Shot ARWEN at Man in Cambridge

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Waterloo Regional Police Service offence in connection with shooting an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 38-year-old man in the course of his arrest last December.

8 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Discharge of Less Lethal Firearm by Officer in South Frontenac

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer discharged a less lethal firearm at a 35-year-old man yesterday in South Frontenac.

6 April, 2022

SIU Closes Investigation into Broken Hand Suffered by Man in Hamilton; Injury Happened Weeks Prior to Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the broken hand suffered by a 37-year-old man who had been arrested by Hamilton Police Service (HPS) officers last month.

6 April, 2022

No Charges Against St. Thomas Police Officer in Relation to Man’s Drug Overdose

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a St. Thomas Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 29-year-old man who fell ill and was hospitalized while in custody last December.

5 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Hamilton Collision

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision today in Hamilton that resulted in the injuries reportedly suffered by a man.

5 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation of OPP Officer in Arrest of Woman in Haileybury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with reported collarbone fractures suffered by a 22-year-old woman during her arrest in Haileybury last December.

4 April, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brantford Police Officers After Man Hospitalized

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Brantford Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the hospitalization of a 42-year-old man last December.

4 April, 2022

SIU Closes Investigation into Reported Serious Injury of Woman at Ottawa Protests; Woman Not Seriously Injured

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury reportedly suffered by a 49-year-old woman in an interaction with a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer on a horse during the demonstrations in Ottawa on February 18, 2022.  The decision comes following an interview with the woman, and a review of police drone and body-worn camera footage, as well as the woman’s medical records.

4 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Discharge of Less Lethal Shotgun by Officer in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer discharged a less lethal shotgun at a 31-year-old man this morning.

1 April, 2022

SIU Investigating Police Officer Who Shot Man with ARWEN in Sudbury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officer shot a 43-year-old man with an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) yesterday.

1 April, 2022

SIU Finds no Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges in Relation to London Altercation Between Officer and Teenager

On December 2, 2021, a London Police Service officer was off-duty and in his home when a rock came crashing through his living room window. The officer went outside where he saw two males, and he pursued them on foot. The officer caught up to one of the males – a 17-year-old – and tackled him to the ground. After an altercation, the officer was able to pin him to the ground until additional officers arrived on scene. Following his arrest, the male was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured left orbital bone. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the teenager’s arrest and injury.

March

31 March, 2022

No Officers Present During Man’s Fall from Fence in Windsor; SIU Investigation Terminated

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injury suffered by a 39-year-old man earlier this month in Windsor.

30 March, 2022

SIU Terminates Investigation into Actions of Hamilton and Halton Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization of a 41-year-old man on February 16, 2022. The investigation involved the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) and the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS).

30 March, 2022

SIU Discontinues Toronto Investigation into Man’s Injuries

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 28-year-old man last month in Toronto.

29 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Niagara Officers After Man Injured During Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Niagara Regional Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken jaw suffered by a 56-year-old man in the course of his arrest last November.

29 March, 2022

SIU Discontinues London Investigation; Woman Suffered Fractured Arms in Jump from Apartment Balcony

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injuries sustained by a 23-year-old woman last month in London.

29 March, 2022

Man’s Injury was Sustained During Interaction with Store Security Guard; SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the rib injury sustained by a 44-year-old man in Toronto on January 24, 2022.

25 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Broken Shin Suffered by Man During Arrest in Windsor

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Windsor Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken right shin suffered by a 32-year-old man during his arrest in November.

25 March, 2022

SIU Investigating OPP Officer Who Shot Man with ARWEN in Gravenhurst

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer shot a 30-year-old man with an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) yesterday.

24 March, 2022

SIU Finds no Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges Against Police Officer who Discharged ARWEN During Barrie Standoff

On November 25, 2021, Barrie Police Service officers attended a residence on Innisfil Street to apprehend a 39-year-old man for psychiatric assessment under the Mental Health Act. Upon being given entry into the home, the officers told the man to come out of his room. When the man did not comply, an officer used a battering ram to breach the door. The officers saw that the man was holding a knife tied to a pole.  The man did not follow the police officers’ direction to drop the weapon, and instead flailed the weapon and pointed it towards the officers.  For several hours, the officers attempted to de-escalate the situation by trying to relax and calm the man. Attempts to apprehend the man were made using a conducted energy weapon (CEW) and an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN). After a standoff that lasted over four hours, the man surrendered to police officers of his own accord.  

24 March, 2022

SIU Finds no Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges Against Police Officer in Relation to Shooting Death of Man in Bobcaygeon

On November 25, 2021, an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment attended a home in Bobcaygeon to speak with a 57-year-old man in relation to the theft of gasoline from a gas station that morning. After the officer knocked on the door in the rear yard, the man exited onto the back deck while holding a rifle. The man told the officer to “Get out of here,” as he lifted and pointed the rifle at the officer. In response, the officer shouted at the man to drop his weapon and drew his pistol. The officer discharged several rounds in quick succession. The man was struck and fell to the deck floor. Once officers were able to assure the area was safe of possible threats, they escorted paramedics to the scene where the man was located deceased. 

24 March, 2022

SIU Completes Investigation into Peel Officer Who Shot Man with ARWEN at Mississauga Hospital

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the injury of a 43-year-old man in the course of his arrest in Mississauga in November.

24 March, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer After Cruiser Struck Man Walking Dog in Prince Edward County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer driving a cruiser committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision involving a 71-year-old man as he crossed the road in Picton last November.

23 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into OPP-Involved Crash in Simcoe County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a crash involving a pickup truck and police SUV in the Township of Essa last November.

21 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Self-Inflicted Injury Suffered by Man in Lindsay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that Kawartha Lakes Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a serious injury suffered by a 29-year-old man last November.

21 March, 2022

No Charges Against Niagara Police Officer After Driver Flips Car, Hits House During Pursuit in Port Colborne

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Niagara Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury suffered by a 27-year-old woman after she flipped and crashed her vehicle into a home in Port Colborne last November.

17 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Halton Police Officers’ ARWEN, CEW Discharges at Burlington Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Halton Regional Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a serious injury suffered by a 52-year-old man in the course of his apprehension last November in Burlington.

16 March, 2022

No Charges Against Belleville Police Officer for Man’s Self-Inflicted Injury in Cell

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Belleville Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a serious injury suffered by a 26-year-old man after he had tried to harm himself in his cell last November.

16 March, 2022

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Youth’s Reported Broken Wrist

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the reported broken right wrist suffered by a girl in the course of her arrest last July.

15 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Hamilton Police Officers, Broken Nose Suffered by Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Hamilton Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken nose suffered by a 44-year-old man during his arrest last November.

14 March, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Man in East Hawkesbury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man this morning in East Hawkesbury.

14 March, 2022

SIU Investigating After London Police Officer Shoots Man with Less-Lethal Firearm

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a London Police Service officer shot a 23-year-old man with a less-lethal firearm yesterday.

14 March, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer After Shooting Less-Lethal Shotgun at Man in Bank

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with shooting a less-lethal shotgun at a man in mental distress at a bank on The West Mall last November.

11 March, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer After Man Falls from Scarborough Balcony

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with multiple spinal fractures suffered by a 29-year-old man after he fell from a second-floor balcony while fleeing police last November.

11 March, 2022

SIU Investigating Reported Serious Injury of Man in Interaction with Hamilton Police Officer

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a reported serious injury suffered by a 53-year-old Hamilton man in an interaction with a Hamilton Police Service officer.

10 March, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officers After Man Suffers Broken Orbital Bone in Course of Arrest in Tiny Township

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that Ontario Provincial Police officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken left orbital bone suffered by a 25-year-old man during his arrest in Tiny Township last November.

9 March, 2022

No Charges Against Barrie Police Officers in Woman’s Broken Ankle

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that Barrie Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured left ankle suffered by a 43-year-old woman in the course of her arrest last November.

9 March, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer in Man’s Fall from High-Rise Balcony

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with serious injuries suffered by a 31-year-old man after he fell from an eighth-floor balcony last November.

9 March, 2022

SIU Investigating After OPP Officers Shoot at Man in Exchange of Gunfire on Hwy. 11/17

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating after Ontario Provincial Police officers shot at a 34-year-old man in an exchange of gunfire on Highway 11/17, west of Nipigon, yesterday afternoon.

7 March, 2022

SIU Investigating Peel Police Firearm Discharge in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a Peel Regional Police Service officer who discharged his firearm in Mississauga this morning.

7 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation of West Grey Police Officer in Death of Man After Police Pursuit in Grey County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a West Grey Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 40-year-old man, and serious injuries suffered by 14-year-old girl and 26-year-old man, following a police pursuit east of Durham last November.

7 March, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 56-year-old man yesterday afternoon in Toronto.

7 March, 2022

SIU Investigating After Brantford Police Officer Discharged ARWEN at Man

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Brantford Police Service officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 53-year-old man in Brantford on Friday.

4 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death of Woman, Seriously Injured Man After Brampton Pursuit

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of Shellome Peart, 21, and the serious injuries suffered by a man, 25, in a collision last November.

4 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Serious Injuries Suffered by Woman After Jumping Out Window in Barrie

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Barrie Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with serious injuries suffered by a 26-year-old woman after she jumped from a bedroom window last November.

3 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Police Shooting Death of Rodger Kotanko in Norfolk County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of Rodger Kotanko, 70, in Simcoe last November.

2 March, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Self-Inflicted Death of Toronto Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 62-year-old Toronto man last November.

February

28 February, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Niagara Parks Police Officer-Involved Shooting

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old man this afternoon under the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls.

25 February, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer in Man’s Drug Overdose in Cell at Madoc Detachment

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a drug overdose suffered by a 44-year-old man in his cell in Hastings County last October.

25 February, 2022

SIU Concludes Investigation into Reported Facial Fracture Suffered by Man Resisting Arrest in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a York Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a facial fracture suffered by a 19-year-old man in the course of his arrest last October.

25 February, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer in Death of Elderly Man in Georgian Bay, Midland

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of an 81-year-old man last October.

24 February, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Man After Hamilton Police Officer-Involved Shooting

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man last night in Hamilton.

23 February, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Brantford

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man early this morning in Brantford.

23 February, 2022

No Charges Against Ottawa Police Officer After Man Struck by Cruiser in Merivale Mall Parking Lot

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with an internal head injury suffered by a 26-year-old man in Ottawa after he was struck by a cruiser last October.

22 February, 2022

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Possible Serious Injuries Suffered by Man in Perth County Crash

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the possible serious injuries suffered by a 24-year-old man while fleeing police in a stolen pickup truck in Perth County in December.

20 February, 2022

SIU Investigating Reported Serious Injury of Woman in Interaction with Police Horse, Less-Lethal Firearm Discharges at Ottawa Demonstrations

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating two police-involved incidents that occurred at the demonstrations in Ottawa and is urging anyone who has information, including video, to come forward. 

18 February, 2022

No Charges Against Windsor Police Officer After Man Suffers Head Injuries, Broken Bones in Amherstburg Crash

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Windsor Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the head injuries and broken bones suffered by a 28-year-old-man after a crash last October.

18 February, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer After Man Suffers Broken Nose in Cell

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken nose suffered by a 21-year-old man following an altercation in a cell last October.

16 February, 2022

No Charges Against Hamilton Police Officer After Man Suffers Broken Cheekbone During Arrest in 2019

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Hamilton Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken cheekbone suffered by a 38-year-old man in the course of his arrest in 2019.

16 February, 2022

No Charges Against Brantford Police Officer in ARWEN Discharge at Knife-Wielding Man in Distress

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Brantford Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with discharging an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 37-year-old man last October.

16 February, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officers After Man Suffers Broken Nose in North York

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken nose suffered by a 22-year-old man in the course of his arrest last July in North York.

15 February, 2022

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Arrested Man’s Drug Overdose in Oxford County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest and hospitalization of a 36-year-old man in Oxford County in December.

14 February, 2022

No Charges Against Cobourg Police Officer After Man Suffers Broken Elbow

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Cobourg Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured left elbow suffered by a 45-year-old man in the course of his arrest last October.

14 February, 2022

No Charges Against Guelph Police Officers After Man Suffers Broken Orbital Bone

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Guelph Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured orbital bone suffered by a 42-year-old man in the course of his arrest last October.

11 February, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer in Death of Man in Cell at 43 Division

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man while in custody at 43 Division last October.

11 February, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer After Man Suffers Broken Nose

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken nose suffered by a 33-year-old man during his arrest last August.

11 February, 2022

No Charges Against Chatham-Kent Officer After Man Struck by Less-Lethal Round in Chatham

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Chatham-Kent Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with discharging his less-lethal firearm at a 51-year-old man in the course of his arrest last July.

7 February, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officers in Death of Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that three Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 34-year-old man last October.

5 February, 2022

SIU Investigating Serious Injuries Suffered by Man After Collision with Peel Police Cruiser in Brampton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 63-year-old man in a collision involving a Peel Regional Police cruiser in Brampton this morning.

4 February, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officers in Death of Man in Scarborough

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 41-year-old man in Scarborough last October.

4 February, 2022

No Charges Against Ottawa Police Officer After Male Suffers Serious Injuries in Cruiser Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision that resulted in serious injuries suffered by an 18-year-old male last October.

3 February, 2022

SIU Seeking Driver of Silver SUV, Potential Witness in Police-Involved Shooting Death of Man at Shopping Plaza in Markham on Jan. 21

Silver SUV in parking lot with snow.
The SIU is seeking the driver of this silver SUV to come forward as they may have information in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Person with hooded jacket walking on sidewalk in parking lot carrying two plastic bags, one in each hand.
The SIU is seeking this individual, who is also the driver of the silver SUV, to come forward as they may have information in relation to an ongoing investigation.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking the driver of a silver SUV who was in the shopping plaza parking lot at Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 on the night of Friday, January 21. The SIU believes this individual may have information in relation to the ongoing investigation involving the police-involved shooting death of a 35-year-old man.

3 February, 2022

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Man’s Reported Serious Injury during Arrest in Walpole Island First Nation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a reported serious injury suffered by a 40-year-old man in the course of his arrest on Walpole Island First Nation in December.

3 February, 2022

SIU Lays Charges Against Hanover Police Officer in Sexual Assault Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Hanover Police Service officer committed criminal offences in Hanover. 

3 February, 2022

No Charges Against Brantford Officer After Cyclist Suffers Broken Tibia in Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Brantford Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured tibia suffered by a 47-year-old man after he was struck by a police minivan while riding a motorized bicycle last October.

3 February, 2022

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Man’s Reported Injury Involving Peel Regional Police Marine Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a serious injury reported to have been suffered by a 53-year-old man while being assisted by Peel Regional Police Marine Unit officers in 2019. The SIU was made aware of the incident on October 21, 2021, when the man contacted the Unit.

2 February, 2022

No Charges Against Hamilton Police Officer in Man’s Death at Devil’s Punchbowl

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Hamilton Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 31-year-old man at the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area in last October.

January

30 January, 2022

SIU Investigating After North Bay Police Officer Shoots Man

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a North Bay Police Service officer discharged his firearm at a 34-year-old man early this morning.

29 January, 2022

SIU Investigating Deaths of Two Men in Collision in Peterborough

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two men in a collision last night in Peterborough.

28 January, 2022

No Charges Against Ottawa Police Officer After Woman Suffers Broken Nose

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured nose suffered by a 28-year-old woman reportedly in the course of her arrest in 2020.

28 January, 2022

No Charges Against Durham Police Officer in Man’s Death After Highway 115 Collision, CEW Discharge

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Durham Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man last October.

28 January, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer After Man Suffers Shoulder Fracture

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured right shoulder suffered by a 63-year-old man last July.

28 January, 2022

No Charges Against Dryden Police Officers After Shooting at Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Dryden Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with discharging their firearms at a 40-year-old man who drove his pickup truck at officers last September.

28 January, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Arron Loon in Thunder Bay in 2015

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Arron Loon, 20, in Thunder Bay in 2015. The SIU launched an investigation following discussions with the Office of the Chief Coroner. The Chief Coroner’s Office is a member of the Executive Governance Committee, established to oversee the re-investigations of the deaths of certain Indigenous persons in Thunder Bay (as recommended in the Office of the Independent Police Review Director’s Broken Trust report), which decided to consult the SIU.

27 January, 2022

No Charges Against Hamilton Police Officer After Death of Woman in Hamilton Crash

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Hamilton Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 51-year-old woman in a collision last September.

27 January, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer After Man Suffers Fractured Ankle During Arrest in Adjala-Tosorontio Township

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the ankle fracture suffered by a 37-year-old man in the course of his arrest last September.

26 January, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer After Woman’s Elbow Dislocated During Arrest in Walkerton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a dislocated elbow suffered by a 55-year-old woman during her apprehension last February in Walkerton.

25 January, 2022

No Charges Against Guelph Police Officer After Woman Suffers Concussion

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Guelph Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a concussion suffered by a 43-year-old woman in 2017.

25 January, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer After Woman Suffers Broken Collarbone in Fort Frances

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an OPP officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a fractured left collarbone suffered by a 29-year-old woman in the course of her arrest last September.

22 January, 2022

SIU Investigating Serious Injuries Suffered by Man After Snowmobile Crash near Belwood Lake

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 21-year-old man early this morning near Belwood Lake in the Township of Centre Wellington.

22 January, 2022

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting Death of Man in Markham

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man last night in Markham.

21 January, 2022

No Charges Against York Police Officer After Man Seriously Injured During Arrest in Markham

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a York Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 55-year-old man in the course of his arrest last September in Markham.

21 January, 2022

SIU Investigating Death in Chapleau

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a person early this morning in the Township of Chapleau, in northeastern Ontario.

21 January, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer After Man Seriously Injured Following Home Invasion in North York

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with serious injuries suffered by a 26-year-old man in the course of his arrest in North York last September.

21 January, 2022

No Charges Against Chatham-Kent Police Officer in Collision, Serious Injury Suffered by Woman in Blenheim

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Chatham-Kent Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision that led to the serious injury of a 27-year-old woman in Blenheim last September.

21 January, 2022

SIU Investigating After OPP Officer Discharged ARWEN at Man in Bancroft

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 51-year-old man in Bancroft yesterday afternoon.

20 January, 2022

No Charges Against Barrie Police Officer After Man Suffers Concussion in Cell

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Barrie Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 26-year-old man who suffered a concussion while lodged in a cell last July.

20 January, 2022

No Charges Against Sault Ste. Marie Police Officers in Death of Man After Exchange of Gunfire

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man last September after an exchange of gunfire with police.

19 January, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer in New Tecumseth Crash

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision in which two people suffered serious injuries in New Tecumseth last September.

18 January, 2022

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Woman’s Reported Injury During Arrest in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the reported serious injury of a 24-year-old woman arrested by Hamilton Police Service officers last November.

18 January, 2022

No Charges Against Hamilton Police Officers in Arrested Man’s Serious Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Hamilton Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and serious injury suffered by a 46-year-old man last September. 

14 January, 2022

No Charges Against York Police Officer After Discharge of ARWEN, Man Seriously Injured During Arrest in Markham

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a York Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 35-year-old man after he was struck by an Anti-riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) projectile in Markham last September.

14 January, 2022

SIU Lays Charges Against OPP Officer in Shooting Death of Man in Chatham-Kent

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer committed criminal offences in relation to the shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Chatham-Kent last July.

12 January, 2022

No Charges Against Toronto Police Officer After Man’s Orbital Bone Fractured at Toronto’s CAMH

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken orbital bone suffered by a 28-year-old man at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health last September.

12 January, 2022

No Charges Against Chatham-Kent Police Officers in Man’s Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that two Chatham-Kent Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 53-year-old man last September.

12 January, 2022

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Reported Broken Hand Suffered by Man After Arrest by Toronto Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the reported broken hand suffered by a man during his arrest last October.

11 January, 2022

No Charges Against Windsor Police Officer in Collision, Serious Injuries Suffered by Woman

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Windsor Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the serious injuries suffered by a 43-year-old woman after his cruiser struck the vehicle she was a passenger in last September.

11 January, 2022

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Waterloo

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 27-year-old man early this morning in Waterloo.

9 January, 2022

SIU Investigating After Collision, Two People Seriously Injured in Clarington

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by two people following a collision at Highway 115 and Highway 401 this afternoon.

5 January, 2022

No Charges Against Ottawa Police Officer in Death of Man in Rural Ottawa

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 48-year-old man’s self-inflicted death last September in rural Ottawa.

4 January, 2022

No Charges Against Chatham-Kent Officer in Shooting of Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Chatham-Kent Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting and serious injuries suffered by a 63-year-old man in Tilbury last September.

4 January, 2022

No Charges Against OPP Officer After Man Broke Ankle During Arrest in Guelph

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken left ankle suffered by a 46-year-old man in Guelph last September.

4 January, 2022

SIU Investigating After OPP Officer Discharged ARWEN at Man in Greater Napanee

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 58-year-old man in Greater Napanee yesterday.