SIU clears Halton Police after Mississauga man complains of broken ribs

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Published August 3, 2021 at 12:46 pm

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Ontario’s police watchdog has cleared a Halton Regional Police officer of any wrongdoing after a Mississauga man complained he was injured during his arrest on April 1.

The Province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says the 47-year-old Mississauga man was found to have suffered two fractured ribs after being arrested at his home on an impaired driving charge stemming from an incident several months earlier in Halton. Police say the man initially refused to come out of his home, but he was arrested a short time later when he left the house to have a cigarette.

Following his arrest, the man complained of pain to his right side and was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with right-side rib fractures, the SIU said. Officials added one of the rib injuries was traced back to a car crash the man was involved in last November. 

The SIU, a civilian-led agency that investigates police incidents involving serious injury or death, sexual assault and/or shots fired, determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that one of the officers involved in the Mississauga arrest committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident.

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