No Charges Laid After Woman Hospitalized Following Arrest in Mississauga

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Police officers will not be facing any charges in connection with an incident that occurred following an arrest in a Mississauga motel room.

The interim director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 44-year-old woman last month.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 21, 2019, the woman was arrested by Peel Regional Police officers at the motel on outstanding warrants.

The SIU says she was charged and lodged in a correctional facility.

On April 29, 2018, the woman was transported to the hospital after complaining of abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with having a lacerated spleen.  

The SIU says the woman's condition pre-dates her arrest.

"Following the SIU's preliminary inquiries, it is apparent that there is patently nothing to investigate as regards the potential criminal liability of any police officer in relation to the woman's injuries, which pre-existed her arrest by officers on April 21, 2019," Martino said in a statement.  

"Accordingly, the SIU's investigation is hereby discontinued and the file closed."

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.

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