SIU Investigating Serious Injuries Suffered by Youth After Arrest in Toronto
Case Number: 23-TCI-045
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- Last night (February 13, 2023) at about 7:40 p.m., officers were called to the area of Long Branch Avenue and Lake Promenade for a disturbance involving three youths.
- Officers located one of the teens and while attempting to make an arrest, the boy and another youth swung a machete at an officer. There was a struggle and the teens fled.
- Two youths were later located near Park Boulevard in Etobicoke and taken into custody overnight.
- This morning, the boy complained of pain. He was taken to hospital and diagnosed with serious injuries.
If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information: siu.on.ca/en/apc.php
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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