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SIU Discontinues Investigation into Reported Serious Injuries of Man During Arrest in Brampton

Case Number: 21-OCI-310   

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SIU Investigating Serious Injuries Suffered by Man in Brampton

Mississauga, ON (18 November, 2021) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the alleged serious injuries suffered by a man during his arrest by Peel Regional Police officers in Brampton last September.

On the evening of September 17, 2021, officers arrested the man outside a residence on Kingknoll Drive in Brampton in relation to a stolen vehicle. There was a physical altercation and an officer deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon. The man was taken to hospital. 

Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, Director Martino found that the man did not suffer any serious injuries within the terms of the SIU’s statutory mandate. Accordingly, the SIU was without jurisdiction to continue the investigation 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