News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brantford Officer’s Shooting of Man in Brant

Case Number: 23-OFI-205   

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SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting of Man in Brant

Mississauga, ON (26 September, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Brantford Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with shooting and injuring a 27-year-old man in Brant.
On May 29, 2023, officers secured warrants to search the man’s home for drugs and attempted to arrest him for drug trafficking. The man fled in his Tesla and while driving at an officer, another officer shot at the man four times, striking him twice.
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