Provincial watchdog ends investigation into two-year-old Burlington arrest


Published May 4, 2022 at 3:44 pm

The Special Investigations Unit has decided it doesn’t have jurisdiction over an alleged injury suffered by woman during a confrontation with police in Burlington.

More than two years ago, April 29, 2020, Halton police were called to a store on Appleby Line following reports of a 34-year-old woman causing a disturbance and refusing to leave.

Following a scuffle, police arrested the woman under the Mental Health Act and took her to the hospital for observation.

While waiting at the hospital, another physical altercation broke out between the woman and a police officer.

Several days later, the woman blacked-out while driving a vehicle and was involved in collision.

Following a review of medical records, the SIU determined the woman was never diagnosed with a serious injury or concussion, so their mandate doesn’t apply.

The matter has been referred back to Halton Regional Police Service for any investigation they deem appropriate.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person.

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