News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Arrest of Man in Brampton

Case Number: 20-OCI-296   

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Mississauga, ON (5 March, 2021) ---
Around noon on October 13, 2020, 911 calls began to be received by the Peel Regional Police about a man operating a vehicle erratically in Brampton, and that he appeared to be in medical distress. When the vehicle came to a stop, motorists, including an off-duty Toronto Police Service officer, attempted to remove the 31-year-old male driver but he resisted. A Peel Regional Police officer then arrived at the scene and assisted in pulling the man from the vehicle through the passenger door. The man continued to resist, but officers were eventually able to control the man until paramedics arrived. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the fractured rib with which the man was diagnosed.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php.

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