News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest at Mississauga Bus Terminal

Case Number: 23-OCI-396   

Mississauga, ON (22 January, 2024) ---
In the early morning of September 27, 2023, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a bus terminal in  Mississauga following a 911 call reporting a man had been stabbed. Upon arrival, officers located the man who had been stabbed. He was seated in a bus that was stopped beside a platform. The man confirmed that the person responsible for the stabbing was a man who was seated on a bench directly beside the bus. That man was arrested. He was taken by paramedics to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured nose. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and 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