Police in Mississauga cleared after man suffers broken hip


Published June 20, 2022 at 4:33 pm

The provincial police watchog has termined an investigation into the broken hip that a 22-year-old man suffered while trying to flee from police officers in Mississauga last winter.

Director Joseph Martino, head of the Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU), has concluded it was “apparent that the man was responsible for his injury, and that the officers did nothing to contribute to his misadventure in any fashion that could attract criminal sanction.” The SIU has the mandate to investigate whenever a person is injured or dies after a police interaction.

Early on Feb. 17, two Peel Regional Police officers officers arrived at a third-floor unit of the Studio 6 motel on Brittania Road East in Mississauga. They were there following a report about a domestic disturbance. As the officers knocked on the door and announced their presence, the man attempted to scale down outside the building out a window. The man fell and landed in some bushes, breaking his hip.

He was discovered by officers after they had gained entry into the room and looked out the window.

Coincidentally, this is the second time within the last week that Peel officers were cleared in an investigation that involved a person of interest climbing out of a hotel window. The other instance occurred at a Motel 6 in Brampton on May 30, and the 47-year-old complainant suffered a fractured spine and left ankle.

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