News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Seriously Injured During Arrest in Brampton

Case Number: 23-OCI-234   

Mississauga, ON (19 October, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the fractured left clavicle suffered by a 36-year-old man during his arrest in Brampton.

On June 21, 2023, officers arrested the man in relation to a stolen Mercedes car at a shopping plaza in the area of Inspire Boulevard and Bramalea Road. During the arrest, an officer grounded the man. He was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with the serious injury.

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