I Have Been Seriously Injured
What We Can Investigate
The SIU’s investigative jurisdiction is limited to concerns involving officials where there is a serious injury, death, allegation of sexual assault or discharge of a firearm by an official at a person.
A person sustains a serious injury if the injury in question is likely to interfere with the person’s health or comfort and is not transient or trifling in nature. A serious injury includes:
- an injury that results in admission to a hospital;
- a fracture to the skull, or to a limb, rib or vertebra;
- burns to a significant proportion of a person’s body;
- the loss of any portion of a person’s body; or
- a loss of vision or hearing.
The following complaints do not fall within the mandate of the SIU:
- lack of service,
- policy, or
- improper conduct by an official (e.g. allegations of racial profiling, harassment, corruption, or use of force without serious injury).