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The Special Investigations Unit won’t be laying charges to an OPP officer in Sioux Lookout.

In November 2016, OPP officers from the Sioux Lookout Detachment responded to a local shelter. Investigation revealed that a 27-year-old man was on court ordered conditions to abstain from alcohol. The man was arrested for breaching his condition and taken to the police station, as he was found to be intoxicated. The man complained of a sore shoulder and was taken to a hospital to be examined. The complainant was diagnosed with a fractured clavicle.

The report states that the man provided several different reasons for the shoulder injury, including: being thrown in the back of the cruiser aggressively, banging his shoulder on the cell wall and that he suffered the injury in a fight at the shelter earlier in the day. The testimonials and closed-circuit television footage from the shelter and detachment showed no evidence of these claims.  

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined that there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges to the officer, stating that "there is an absolute absence of any evidence capable of supporting a conclusion that the complainant's injuries were caused at the hands of the police officers who arrested him."

The SIU mandate requires an investigation whenever a police officer is involved in an incident that results in a serious injury to a civilian.

For more information:
SIU Director’s Report – Case #16-PCI-299
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