Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

September 19, 2011 11:09 ET

SIU Investigating Collision in Ottawa

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2011) - Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding injuries suffered by a female last night in Ottawa.

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) notified the SIU that an OPS officer attempted to stop a vehicle at approximately 11:00 pm. The vehicle failed to stop and shortly thereafter, it entered the intersection of Hunt Club Road and Airport Parkway, where it became involved in a collision with an oncoming vehicle. The injured female, a passenger in the front seat of the pursued vehicle, is being treated at hospital.

The SIU has assigned three investigators, one collision reconstructionist and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident. One subject officer has been designated.

Hunt Club Road will remain closed this morning for the on-going SIU investigation.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-2380 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2290.

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
    Jasbir Brar
    416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529