News Release

No Basis to Lay Charges in Relation to Brampton Arrest

Case Number: 20-OCI-323   

Mississauga, ON (28 May, 2021) ---
In the early morning hours of November 22, 2020, a 24-year-old man was arrested in Brampton by Peel Regional Police officers for failing to provide a breath sample, and released at the scene. The man subsequently attended hospital and was diagnosed with left-sided rib fractures.  The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injuries.

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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