News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest, Injury in Timmins

Case Number: 22-OCI-302   

Mississauga, ON (24 March, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe a Timmins Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and broken nose suffered by a 26-year-old man. 

On November 26, 2022, an officer responded to a call about a man refusing to leave the area of a business on Algonquin Boulevard West. An officer tried to escort him away when the man resisted. During a struggle, the officer punched and grounded the man. An additional officer arrived and officers handcuffed the man. 
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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES