News Release

SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

Case Number: 22-TCI-202   

Mississauga, ON (5 October, 2022) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a reported injury suffered by a 32-year-old man in August in Toronto.

In the morning of August 8, 2022, the man was arrested for a number of offences following an alleged break and enter, pursuit, and attempted carjacking. The man was transported to hospital where initial assessments suggested a possible brain bleed. 

Upon receipt of the man’s medical records, it was apparent that he did not suffer a brain bleed, or any other serious injury within the terms of the SIU’s mandate. As the SIU was without statutory jurisdiction in this matter, Director Martino has terminated the investigation.  

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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES