Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

June 30, 2011 16:11 ET

SIU Investigates Injuries to Man in Durham Region

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) - Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a motorcyclist in Durham Region today. The Durham Region Police Service (DRPS) reported the following information to the SIU:

  • At approximately 155 p.m. on Thursday June 30 an DRPS vehicle operated by a DRPS officer became involved in a collision with a motrocycle on Taunton Rd. W., near Stevenson St. N.
  • The motorcyclist was injured, and has been taken to the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa for treatment.

Six investigators and two forensic investigators are investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit 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
    416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529