SIU says no basis to charge officer in relation to teen’s arrest at Mississauga park


Published September 16, 2023 at 4:01 pm

A Peel Regional Police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing after locating a teen who had fled to a nearby park during an attempted break-and-enter at a residence in Mississauga, where the boy sustained a broken nose during the arrest.

On Friday (May. 19) police were dispatched to a break-and-enter in progress at a home in Mississauga.

According to the SIU, at the sight of the arrival of police officers in the area, a 16-year-old boy and several acquaintances fled from the scene.

Shortly after, at the north end of McKenzie Park, police observed the teenager walking away from an officer.

The officers crossed the park, approached the individual, and exited their cruiser, leading to an interaction.

Following the teen’s arrest, the SIU confirm, he was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken nose.

After reviewing the available evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino concluded that there were no reasonable grounds to suspect any officer of committing a criminal offence related to the teen’s arrest and injury. As a result, no criminal charges were warranted in this case, and the investigation has been closed.

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