Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

February 12, 2010 11:41 ET

Appeal for Witnesses in Custody Injury Investigation

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2010) - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an incident that occurred in the Town of Hastings on February 10, 2010.

The SIU was notified that at approximately 11:30 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police officers were in the area of Homewood Avenue to investigate a suspicious vehicle. During the arrest of a 51-year old man, there was an interaction between police and the man. He was taken to hospital and treated for a broken arm.

The lead investigator is interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area of Homewood Avenue between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. These individuals, and anyone else that may have information, are asked to call the SIU at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries (including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police. Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to the Attorney General.

Contact Information

  • Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
    Monica Hudon
    SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
    416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529