The SIU has closed an investigation into a Sept. 8, 2017 arrest. – File photo

Ontario’s police watchdog has ended its investigation into an arrest in Hamilton where a man lost a front tooth.

The 29-year-old’s injury was not serious enough to meet the threshold of a Special Investigations Unit investigation, said SIU director Tony Loparco in a news release.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates incidents involving police in Ontario where there is serious injury, death, or an allegation of sexual assault. The threshold for serious injury is typically a broken bone.

The incident in question happened Sept. 8 around 11 p.m. when Hamilton police were called to a break and enter near Cannon Street East and Birch Avenue, the SIU said.

At the scene police found a man and attempted to arrest him, when he fled. Moments later, officers caught him and brought him to the ground.

The 29-year-old was taken to hospital for a missing front tooth that had been knocked out.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator