Halton police officer won’t face charges after tasing robbery suspect in Milton


Published November 24, 2023 at 12:20 pm

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A Halton police officer who tased a would-be robber in Milton will not face charges.

According to the provincial Special Investigations Unit, police were called to the Home Depot on Maple Ave. in Milton to investigate a theft in progress on the evening of July 27.

Police arrested one man at the store but another, a 48-year-old man, fled on foot across the parking lot and into the nearby Longo’s grocery store.

Police chased the suspect through the store and when he wouldn’t stop, an officer shot him with his conducted energy weapon.

According to police reports and video surveillance, the man’s body locked-up and he fell forward, striking the floor with his face, and losing two teeth and breaking his nose in the process.

The man was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injuries.

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