News Release

No Grounds to Lay Charges Against Police Officer in Relation to Toronto Shooting

Case Number: 21-TFI-019   

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SIU Investigating After Police Officer Shoots Man in Scarborough

Mississauga, ON (14 May, 2021) ---
On January 14, 2021, a 31-year-old man was shot and seriously injured by a Toronto Police Service officer in the course of his arrest. 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 shooting.

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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