News Release

SIU Discontinues Toronto Investigation into Man’s Injuries

Case Number: 22-TCI-037   

Mississauga, ON (30 March, 2022) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 28-year-old man last month in Toronto.

In the early morning hours of February 8, 2022, uniformed police officers with the Toronto Police Service responded to an address on Devon Road for an unknown trouble call. At the scene, the officers found a seriously injured woman who told them she had been assaulted by a man that was known to her. The Emergency Task Force arrived and entered the residence. They observed the man slashing his arms. He was arrested and taken to hospital where he was treated for slash wounds to the throat and arms.  

Director Martino concluded that there was manifestly nothing to investigate as far as the potential criminal liability of any police officer was concerned in connection with the man’s injuries. Accordingly, 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

Lisez ce communiqué en français.

Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES