It's taken close to a year, but a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) report has found no evidence of wrongdoing. Two Sioux Lookout OPP officers were involved in the complaint dating back to last May, after a 41-year-old man was found with head injuries.
However, investigators found no evidence the injuries were caused by police. The investigation dates back to an arrest made last May.
"In conclusion, on all of the available evidence, I am unable to find that there are any reasonable grounds to believe that a criminal offence was committed by any police officer in this instance and no charges will issue," wrote Tony Loparco, Director Special Investigations Unit, in his report.
The Special Investigations Unit 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 Special Investigations Unit 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.
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