News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Fall from Motorcycle in Toronto

Case Number: 22-TVI-240   

Mississauga, ON (13 January, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation in relation to a 22-year-old man thrown from his motorcycle on King Street East in Toronto last September. 

On September 14, 2022, the man was driving a motorcycle eastbound on King Street East. At the same time, two officers were cycling west on their police bicycles. As they neared the area of 65 King Street East, one of the officer’s signaled to the man to stop and, when it appeared the man was not going to, the officer threw his bicycle into his path. The man struck the bicycle and he was thrown from the motorcycle. The officers arrested the man. He was taken to hospital and cleared of any serious injury, leaving the SIU without statutory jurisdiction. 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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES