News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Arrest of Man in Toronto

Case Number: 23-TCI-270   

Mississauga, ON (13 November, 2023) ---
Shortly after midnight of July 16, 2023, the Toronto Police Service dispatched officers to a residence on Thirtieth Street after 911 received a call about a possible break and enter. Upon learning that there were children that resided in the house, the officers forced open the front door and entered. In a second-floor bedroom, officers located a 37-year-old man and they took him into custody. The man was taken to the police station, and then transported to the detention centre. When the man complained of pain to his right hand, he was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with fractures to the hand. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injuries. 

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