News Release

No Evidence Police Responsible for Injuries Suffered by Man; SIU Discontinues Toronto Investigation

Case Number: 21-OOI-222   

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Mississauga, ON (10 September, 2021) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into allegations that two undercover police officers were responsible for the serious injuries suffered by a man in a workplace accident in 2001.

Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, Director Martino concluded that there was patently nothing to investigate as far as the potential criminal liability of any police officer was concerned in relation to the man’s injuries.

As such, the investigation has been discontinued and the file has been closed.

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