The Special Investigations Unit is no longer investigating after a man was seriously hurt in Oshawa.
Durham police were called to a home on October 14 after a man said his stepson had a knife and was threatening suicide.
When officers arrived at the home, the man had barricaded himself inside a room.
Officers breached the bedroom door because they were worried about his well-being and found the man with self-inflicted cuts to his throat and wrists.
He was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for treatment.
Director of the SIU Joseph Martino says the SIU has decided to terminate the investigation.
“Based on the information derived from the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, I am satisfied that there is patently nothing further to investigate as far as the potential criminal liability of any police officer is concerned,” said Martino. “The man alone was responsible for his self-inflicted wounds, incurred in a moment of emotional crisis, and it would appear that the police operation that breached the bedroom door and reached the man may well have prevented further self-harm and even death. In the circumstances, the SIU investigation is hereby discontinued and the file is closed.”