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SIU investigation clears 2 Kingston Police officers in June arrest

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Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit found “no reasonable grounds” that two Kingston Police officers committed a criminal offence while arresting a man on June 7, 2021.

The officers responded to a 911 call about a man punching a Princess Street building’s windows on the evening of June 7.

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The man resisted arrest when the officers tried to apprehend him under the Mental Health Act and place him in the police cruiser.

The arrested man was later diagnosed with a fractured arm when he was taken to hospital.

SIU Director Joseph Martino found there was “insufficient evidence” to establish that unjustified force had used by the officers during the arrest.

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The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates police conduct anytime there is a death, serious injury, the discharge of a weapon at a person or sexual assault.

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