News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Arrest of Man

Case Number: 22-TCI-245   

Mississauga, ON (19 January, 2023) ---
In the evening of September 20, 2022, Toronto Police Service officers were dispatched to a home in Toronto after an individual reported that someone was trying to break into the home. Upon arrival, police located a 37-year-old man in the backyard. During his arrest, the man suffered a broken nose. Director Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the injury was attributable to unlawful conduct on the part of any officer. As there was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case, the file has been closed.        
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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