The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that two officers committed a criminal offence when a man suffered a fractured collarbone during an arrest in Cannington last April.
On April 21, 2021, Durham Regional Police Service officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance involving the man at a home on Laidlaw Street South in Cannington. After a struggle with police, the man was grounded and arrested. The man was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment and was diagnosed with a fractured right collarbone.
Director Martino was satisfied the officers exercised a reasonable amount of force to apprehend the man and concluded there was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges.