No Charges in Man’s Injury During Arrest in Durham Region

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.

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