News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brampton Arrest of Man

Case Number: 23-OCI-450   

Mississauga, ON (29 February, 2024) ---
In the evening of October 31, 2023, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to an address in Brampton after a tenant reported to police that another tenant had threatened to burn down the property and brandished a knife at him over a rent dispute. In the course of his arrest by officers, a 25-year-old male person of interest suffered a broken 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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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES