Man’s broken ribs suffered during foot chase in Mississauga not caused by cops, says SIU

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Published August 21, 2023 at 3:43 pm

Monte Carlo Inn, on Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga. (Photo: Google)

A man armed with a loaded gun who fell and broke his ribs while fleeing from police on foot from a Mississauga hotel did not suffer the injury due to any wrongdoing by the officers who gave chase, Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said today (Aug. 21).

SIU Director Joseph Martino said in a news release that the investigation into the July 1, 2023 incident outside the Monte Carlo Inn in the city’s north end has been terminated as the Peel Regional Police officers involved in the brief pursuit did nothing wrong or to cause the 29-year-old man’s injury.

In a statement, the SIU, which looks into incidents involving police and civilians in which serious injury or death has occurred, said that “… there was no reason to believe that the police caused a serious injury…the file has been closed.”

In its summary of events, the SIU said that on the afternoon of July 1, “…the man exited the Monte Carlo Inn, located at 7035 Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga, (into) the rear parking lot. He was wanted for parole violations and in possession of a loaded firearm. The man was confronted by Peel Regional Police officers, who believed him to be another person wanted for breaching a judicial release order.”

The SIU goes on to say that the man then fled on foot from police, running across the parking lot “into an adjacent lot where he lost his footing and fell, striking a concrete curb in the process and breaking his ribs.”

The pursuing officers quickly caught up with the man, who was arrested at the scene.

Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, Martino said he was satisfied that the investigation should be discontinued.
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