News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Injury Sustained by Mississauga Man

Case Number: 21-OCI-099   

Mississauga, ON (30 July, 2021) ---
On April 1, 2021, a 47-year-old male sustained serious injury in the process of his arrest in Mississauga. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has found that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that one of the officers involved in his arrest – the subject official - committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

A team of Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) tactical officers travelled to the man’s residence in Mississauga to arrest him for an incident of impaired driving months earlier in Halton. Following his arrest, the male complained of pain to his right side and was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with several right-sided rib fractures.

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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