News Release

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

Case Number: 20-OCI-316   

Mississauga, ON (29 July, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has found no reasonable grounds to charge a Peterborough Police Service (PPS) officer in connection with a 35-year-old man’s injury, diagnosed following his arrest on November 19, 2020. 

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges against the officer in this case.  The file is closed.

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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