News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Arrest of Teenager by York Officers

Case Number: 23-OCI-495   

Mississauga, ON (28 March, 2024) ---
In the early morning of December 1, 2023, a York Regional Police officer spotted a Jeep that had been reported stolen. It was travelling south on Highway 27 from Rutherford Road. Officers followed the Jeep. The driver of the Jeep, a 15-year-old male, exited the vehicle and ran. Officers caught up to him and arrested him. He was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken arm. 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 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