News Release

No Basis to Charge Police Officers in Relation to Arrest of Man Involved in Tow Truck Carjacking

Case Number: 21-OCI-062   

Mississauga, ON (15 July, 2021) ---
On February 26, 2021, a 35-year-old man suffered a serious injury in and around the time of his arrest by Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers. Two officers were identified as subject officials for purposes of the SIU investigation. 

The SIU Director, Joseph Martino, stated, “On my assessment of the evidence, there are no reasonable grounds to believe that either subject official committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury – a nasal bone fracture.”
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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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342