Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

March 27, 2011 11:35 ET

SIU Investigates Firearm Injury in Hanover

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2011) - The Hanover Police Service (HPS) contacted the SIU at 6:24 a.m. today and reported the following:

  • At 0516 hrs HPS was called to a residence on Tenth Street above the Forum Bar for a disturbance involving a knife;

  • HPS officers requested the assistance of the West Grey Police Service (WGPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Walkerton Detachment;

  • While on scene members of the HPS and OPP interacted with a 53-year-old man;

  • During the interaction the Taser was deployed by an OPP officer;

  • An HPS officer discharged his service pistol at least once;

  • The 53-year-old man was transported to the Hanover Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound; and

  • The male is in stable condition.

The SIU investigation is ongoing. Five investigators and three forensic investigators from the unit are currently assigned to probe the circumstances of this incident.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the SIU at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm's length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation

  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid

  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Contact Information

  • SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
    Frank Phillips
    416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529