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No charges laid against Niagara officer after man sustained injuries during arrest: SIU

The incident occurred in September of 2018
Man in handcuffs
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The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Niagara Regional Police Service officer in relation to the injuries sustained by a 55-year-old man during his arrest in September of 2018.

Full Director’s Report (with incident narrative, evidence, and analysis and director’s decision):

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.