News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Kingston Arrest

Case Number: 22-OCI-250   

Mississauga, ON (19 January, 2023) ---
On September 13, 2022, a 57-year-old man suffered a rib fracture in the course of his arrest by Kingston Police officers. SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer comported himself other than lawfully throughout their engagement. As such, there was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case.  

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