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December

29 December, 2011

SIU Investigates Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Toronto this evening.

29 December, 2011

SIU Releases Name of Deceased

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of 31-year-old Pardeep Singh Mann, in Scarborough late Wednesday evening.

28 December, 2011

SIU Investigates Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a male in Toronto this date.

27 December, 2011

SIU Investigates Vehicle Injury in Cambridge

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the injuries sustained by a man in Cambridge last night.

 

17 December, 2011

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Kitchener

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 31-year-old man in Kitchener earlier this date.

16 December, 2011

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Brampton

 Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the custody injury of a 44-year-old man in Brampton this afternoon.

15 December, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Peel Region Custody Death

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the July 2011 custody death of 53-year-old Keith Prescod.  Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe three Peel Regional Police officers committed a criminal offence in this case.

15 December, 2011

SIU Investigating Firearms injury in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearms injury to a 27- year old man in Toronto this evening.

14 December, 2011

SIU Responds to 2011 Ombudsman Report

Ontario’s Ombudsman today issued a follow-up report to a 2008 investigation his office conducted into the Special Investigations Unit’s operational effectiveness and credibility.

8 December, 2011

Special Investigations Unit - Posting of News Releases

As of January 1, 2012, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) news releases will be posted exclusively to the Media Centre section of the SIU website.

5 December, 2011

SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Injury in Napanee

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 21-year-old woman in Napanee early this morning.

November

29 November, 2011

Ontario Provincial Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to an incident involving a woman. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer, a member of the Investigation and Organized Crime Command in the Kingston area.

 

25 November, 2011

Chatham-Kent Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) committed a criminal offence in relation to injuries sustained by a 29-year-old man. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

24 November, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Parry Sound Custody Death

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the October 2011 custody death of 80-year-old Harald Aldred. Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe two Ontario Provincial Police officers committed a criminal offence in this case.

24 November, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Kakabeka Falls Custody Death

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the October 2011 custody death of 22-year-old Kurtis McVittie. Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in this case.

16 November, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Toronto Firearm Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injury sustained by 31-year-old Shane Maracle on August 7, 2011.

15 November, 2011

Special Investigations Unit Comments on Ontario Court of Appeal Decision in Schaeffer, Minty & Pinder v. Wood et al.

Today, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Schaeffer, Minty & Pinder v. Wood et al. The appeal was launched by two families whose sons were fatally shot by OPP officers in separate incidents. The families were requesting a statutory declaration that police officers involved in SIU incidents are not entitled to obtain legal assistance in the preparation of their notes regarding the incident under investigation. The SIU was separately represented at the appeal. The Court decided that police officers involved in an SIU investigation do not enjoy the right to have a lawyer vet their notes or to assist them in the preparation of their notes. They do, however, have the right to obtain legal advice as to the nature of their rights and duties with respect to SIU investigations, provided that obtaining such advice does not impede the completion of their notes before the end of their tour of duty.

14 November, 2011

SIU Investigates Firearm Injury in Brampton

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm injury to a 24-year-old man in Brampton yesterday.

9 November, 2011

SIU Concludes Custody Injury Investigation in Niagara

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by 29-year-old Jason Gorman in September of this year.

4 November, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Toronto Custody Injuries

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the September 2011 injuries sustained by 42-year-old Daniel Wright of Toronto after an interaction with police. Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe two officers with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) committed a criminal offence in this case.

3 November, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Vehicle Injuries sustained near Marathon

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the September 2011 vehicle injuries sustained by a fourteen-year-old driver and his sixteen-year-old passenger. Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer committed a criminal offence in this case.

3 November, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Toronto Firearm Death

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the October 2011 firearm death of 52-year-old Sylvia Klibingaitis. Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe an officer with the Toronto Police Service committed a criminal offence in this case.

1 November, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Lindsay Firearms Death and Firearms Injuries

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service (PLCPS) officer with a criminal offence in regards to:

• The firearms death of 21-year-old Cory Aaron Armstrong

• The firearms injuries sustained by 37-year-old Constable Keith Calderwood, an officer with PLCPS

October

31 October, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Peel Region Vehicle Injuries

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the August 2011 injuries sustained by an eight-year-old boy in a motor vehicle collision involving a police cruiser. Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe an officer with Peel Regional Police (PRP) committed a criminal offence in this case.

25 October, 2011

Peel Regional Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to an incident involving a 22-year-old woman. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

24 October, 2011

SIU Investigates Firearm Injury in Oakville

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm injury of a 27-year-old woman in Oakville this weekend.

24 October, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Toronto Firearm Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injury sustained by 23-year-old Ankur Patel on September 19, 2011.

24 October, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into West Grey Custody Death

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the October 2011 custody death of 54-year-old Lloyd Keleher. Ian Scott, the Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe an officer with the West Grey Police Service committed a criminal offence in this case.

18 October, 2011

Toronto Firearm Injury and Firearm Death Investigation Concluded

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injury sustained by 21year-old Megan Martin and the firearm death of 30-year-old Kevin Murray at the Caribbean Carnival parade in Toronto on July 30, 2011.

 

17 October, 2011

Update: SIU Investigating Death in Thunder Bay Area

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of 22-year-old Kurtis McVittie of Hunstville at the Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on October 12, 2011.

13 October, 2011

SIU Investigating Death in Thunder Bay Area

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park yesterday.

13 October, 2011

SIU Concludes Collision Investigation in Ottawa

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officer with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by 31-year-old Chantelle Ladouceur of Ottawa in September of this year.

13 October, 2011

SIU Concludes Collision Investigation in Fort Erie

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officer with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by 50-year-old cyclist James Rawcliffe of Fort Erie in August of this year.

7 October, 2011

SIU INVESTIGATES FIREARM DEATH IN NORTH YORK

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the SIU at approximately 10:12 am this morning and reported the following:

4 October, 2011

SIU Concludes Vehicle Death Investigation in Morrisburg

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 52-year-old Judith Fleury in a collision in Morrisburg in July of this year.

3 October, 2011

SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Collision in London

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision in the City of London involving an OPP cruiser and a civilian vehicle.

3 October, 2011

SIU Appeals for Witnesses in London Collision

On October 1, 2011, at approximately 2.55 p.m. an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser was involved in a motor vehicle collision in the intersection of Glanworth Drive and Colonel Talbot Road in the City of London. Two occupants of the civilian vehicle were taken to hospital as well as two OPP officers.

September

28 September, 2011

SIU Concludes York Firearm Injuries Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the York Regional Police (YRP) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injuries sustained by 17-year-old male in a June incident.

23 September, 2011

SIU Investigates Firearm Injury in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) continues to probe the circumstances surrounding the gunshot injuries sustained by 24-year-old Ankur Patel of Toronto on September 19, 2011.

20 September, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation of Firearm Death in Thornhill

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge officers of the York Regional Police (YRP) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm death of 49-year-old Kaveh Sabouri Tabatabaei in August of this year.

19 September, 2011

SIU Investigating Collision in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding injuries suffered by a female last night in Ottawa.

19 September, 2011

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the custody injury of 42-year-old Daniel Wright of Toronto. The Toronto Police Service (TPS) reported the following information to the SIU:

16 September, 2011

Two Ottawa Police Service Officers Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has caused charges to be laid today against two Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officers.

12 September, 2011

SIU Investigating Collision near Marathon

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries received by two people in a motor vehicle collision outside Marathon yesterday afternoon.

8 September, 2011

SIU Concludes Death Investigation In Hagersville

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 15-year-old Wade Marsden of Six Nations in a collision in the Hagersville area in August of this year.

1 September, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Orillia Deaths

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with a criminal offence in regards to the deaths of 28-year-old Jacob Sabourin and 19-year-old Rachel Merredew in a collision in Orillia following a police pursuit on May 3, 2011.

August

30 August, 2011

SIU Reopens and Affirms Halton Investigation

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reopened and affirmed its investigation into the custody injuries sustained by Mr. Kyle Davidson on June 20, 2009.

30 August, 2011

SIU Investigating Collision in Niagara Region

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by a cyclist yesterday afternoon in Fort Erie

29 August, 2011

SIU Concludes Custody Injury Investigation in Peel Region

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by 21-year-old Michelle Rosales of Mississauga in June of this year.

26 August, 2011

SIU Concludes Vehicle Death Investigation in Wellington County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 30-year-old Robert Collins of Milton in a collision in Wellington County in July of this year.

15 August, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation in Barrie

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Barrie Police Service (BPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the custody death of Jason Snow in March of this year. Mr. Snow was 38-years-old at the time.

11 August, 2011

Toronto Police Service Officers Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has caused charges to be laid today against two Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers.

11 August, 2011

SIU Investigates custody injury in Sault Ste. Marie

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS) contacted the Special Investigations Unit yesterday at approximately 4:45 p.m. and reported the following;

7 August, 2011

SIU Investigates Gunshot Injuries to Man in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a man in Toronto today. At 0715 Hrs, 7 August 2011, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) reported the following information to the SIU:

3 August, 2011

UPDATE: SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Thornhill

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the firearm death of a man in Thornhill late Monday evening.

3 August, 2011

SIU Investigating Custody Death in Toronto

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on August 1, 2011 at 9:44 p.m. and reported the following;

2 August, 2011

Update to SIU Toronto Firearm Death Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a man and the firearm injuries to a man and woman Saturday evening in Toronto.

2 August, 2011

SIU CONTINUES COLLISION INVESTIGATION IN HAGERSVILLE

The Special Investigations Unit is continuing its investigation into a single vehicle collision outside Hagersville early Saturday morning that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy.

2 August, 2011

SIU Continues Investigation into Fatal Collision in Morrisburg

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of a Williamsburg woman early Sunday morning outside Morrisburg.

2 August, 2011

SIU Investigates Firearm Death in Thornhill

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man late last evening in Thornhill.

July

31 July, 2011

SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a man yesterday evening in Toronto.

31 July, 2011

SIU Continues Toronto Firearm Death Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a man yesterday evening in Toronto.

31 July, 2011

SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Morrisburg

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman involved in a collision early this morning outside Morrisburg.

30 July, 2011

SIU INVESTIGATES COLLISION IN HAGERSVILLE

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) contacted the Special Investigations Unit this morning at 7:40 a.m. and reported the following;

30 July, 2011

SIU COLLISION INVESTIGATION IN HAGERSVILLE CONTINUES

The Special Investigations Unit is continuing its collision investigation into a single vehicle collision outside Hagersville early yesterday morning.

29 July, 2011

Durham Regional Police Service Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) committed a criminal offence in connection with the injuries sustained by a 46-year-old motorcyclist late last month. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

24 July, 2011

SIU Investigates Death of Man in Peel

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances of the death of a man in Peel Region today.

22 July, 2011

SIU Investigates a Non-Fatal Police Shooting in York Region

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a police investigation in Aurora that resulted in a man being taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.

20 July, 2011

SIU Concludes Cornwall Collision Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by 43-year-old Michael Fritz of Cornwall, in June of this year.

18 July, 2011

SIU Concludes Whitby Firearm Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm death of a 22-year-old Whitby man a couple of weeks ago.

18 July, 2011

SIU Investigating Vehicle Death in Wellington County

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 30-year-old Milton man in Wellington County in a collision on Sunday July 17.

18 July, 2011

SIU Concludes Reopened G20 Nobody Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any other officers of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by Adam Nobody of Toronto at the G20 demonstrations in Toronto in June last year. Mr. Nobody sustained a fracture below his right eye. He was treated at Toronto East General Hospital and released.

6 July, 2011

SIU Concludes Firearm Injury Investigation in Tweed

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Hastings Detachment with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injury sustained by 22-year-old Nathan Williams of Tweed in early June of this year.

6 July, 2011

SIU Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding an alleged sexual assault of a 23 year-old Toronto man. On July 2, 2011, Toronto Police Service (TPS) notified the SIU regarding a complaint of a sexual nature against one of its officers.

5 July, 2011

SIU Investigates Custody Death in Whitby

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 22 year-old man in Whitby. Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) contacted the SIU at approximately 8:50pm this evening, and reported the following:

5 July, 2011

SIU Appeal for Witnesses

On Friday July 1, 2011, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Toronto Police Service officers attended Winner’s Circle in the vicinity of Boardwalk Drive in Toronto where a male was taken into custody by police officers.

4 July, 2011

SIU Concludes Reopened G20 Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by Joseph Thomson of Toronto at the G20 demonstrations in Toronto in June last year.

June

30 June, 2011

SIU Concludes Custody Death Investigation in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a 36-year-old Hamilton man in February of this year.

27 June, 2011

SIU Concludes Custody Injury Investigation in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the London Police Service (LPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by a 70-year-old London woman in May of this year.

24 June, 2011

SIU Continues Investigation into Firearm Death in Lindsay

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of a man in Lindsay on June 22, 2011.

24 June, 2011

SIU Investigating Firearm Injury in Lindsay

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been actively investigating the firearm death of a 21-year-old man in Lindsay that occurred during the execution of a warrant at a residence in Lindsay on the morning of June 22, 2011. During the police interaction a Peterborough Lakefield Police Service (PLPS) officer sustained gunshot injuries.

23 June, 2011

SIU Continues Investigation into Firearm Death in Lindsay

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of a man in Lindsay yesterday.

23 June, 2011

SIU Director Responds to New Regulation in the Police Services Act

The Government today enacted amendments to the regulations that govern investigations conducted by the Special Investigations Unit. The new regulation, scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2011, can be accessed via the following link to the announcement made by the Ministry of the Attorney General:

http://www.news.ontario.ca/mag/en/2011/06/ontario-acts-on-recommendations.html

22 June, 2011

SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Lindsay

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has dispatched an investigative team to Lindsay to investigate an incident involving the shooting death of a man.

17 June, 2011

SIU Investigating Collision in Cornwall

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 44 year-old male motorcyclist yesterday afternoon in Cornwall.

10 June, 2011

Toronto Police Service Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of Dorian Barton during the G20 demonstrations in Toronto on June 26, 2010. Constable Glenn Weddell has today been charged with assault causing bodily harm, contrary to section 267(b) of the Criminal Code.

10 June, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation in Sarnia

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Sarnia Police Service (SPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by 19-year-old Akino McLeish of London, in May of this year.

8 June, 2011

SIU Investigates Firearm Injury in Tweed

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the gunshot injuries sustained by a 22-year-old man in Tweed in the evening of June 7, 2011.

May

26 May, 2011

SIU Re-opens Barton G20 Investigation Again

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reopened the investigation into the injuries sustained by 29-year-old Dorian Barton during the G20 demonstrations in Toronto in June 2010.

26 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Firearm Death Investigation in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm death of 19-year-old Andreas Chinnery in February of this year.

20 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Toronto Firearm Injuries Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injuries sustained by 29-year-old Garth Williams on February 21, 2011.

18 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Firearm Injuries in Hanover

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Hanover Police Service (HPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injuries sustained by 53-year-old Gerald Ernewein, in March of this year.

18 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation in Blenheim

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 18-year-old Oscar Van Keer in January of this year.

17 May, 2011

SIU INVESTIGATES CUSTODY INJURY IN LONDON

The London Police Service (LPS) contacted the Special Investigations Unit yesterday evening at 7:00 p.m. and reported the following;

16 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Reopened G20 Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are there are no reasonable grounds to cause charges to be laid against any Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers in connection with the arrest of 19-year-old Dorian Barton during the G20 demonstrations in Toronto in June 2010.

13 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation in Durham

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer of the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injury sustained by a 20-year-old man in April of this year.

13 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Firearm Injuries in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the York Regional Police (YRP) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injuries sustained by 40-year-old Antonio DaSilva and 33-year-old Ricky De Sousa in December 2010.

13 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer of the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 45-year-old Earl Douglas McAllister in March of this year.

12 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Toronto Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 52-year-old Kenrick McLennan, in January of this year.

12 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Innisfil Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the South Simcoe Police Service (SSPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 44-year-old Sulev Saamel, in January of this year.

6 May, 2011

SIU Concludes London Custody Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the London Police Service (LPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a man in custody last November.

5 May, 2011

SIU Investigation into Orillia Deaths Continues

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the deaths on May 3 of 28-year-old Jacob Sabourin and 19-year-old Rachel Merredew, both of Kingston, Ontario.

5 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation in Sudbury Firearm Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm death of a Sudbury man in December of last year.

5 May, 2011

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Peel Regional Police (PRP) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a Mississauga man in November of last year.

4 May, 2011

York Regional Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the York Regional Police (YRP) committed a criminal offence in relation to an incident involving a 28-year-old woman. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

3 May, 2011

SIU TERMINATES DEATH INVESTIGATION IN GUELPH

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has terminated its investigation into the actions of Guelph Police Service (GPS) officers in regards to the death of 45-year-old Anthony Fonte Sr. of Guelph on Saturday.

3 May, 2011

SIU Investigating Vehicle Deaths in Orillia

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28–year-old man and 19-year-old woman in a single-vehicle collision in Orillia early this morning.

2 May, 2011

SIU INVESTIGATES DEATH IN GUELPH

The Guelph Police Service (GPS) contacted the SIU at 9:30 p.m. Saturday April 30, 2011 and reported the following:

April

21 April, 2011

SIU Concludes Burlington Firearm Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm death of a 34-year-old Burlington man, in March of this year.

20 April, 2011

SIU Concludes Orangeville Custody Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Orangeville Police Service (OPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the custody death of 25-year-old Adam Sprague of Orangeville in November of last year.

12 April, 2011

SIU Investigating Incident in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injury of a man in Ottawa yesterday.

7 April, 2011

Toronto Police Service Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) committed a criminal offence in relation to the injury of a Toronto man in October 2010. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

7 April, 2011

SIU Director Comments on LeSage Recommendations

The Ministry of the Attorney General today released recommendations by the Honourable Patrick LeSage regarding the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

6 April, 2011

SIU Concludes London Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the London Police Service (LPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a 20-year-old London man in August of last year.

6 April, 2011

SIU Concludes Toronto Shooting Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injury sustained by 44-year-old Richard Kachkar in January of this year.

1 April, 2011

SIU Concludes G20 Re-Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Ian Scott has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by Mr. Canute Fernandes, during his arrest while attending the G20 protests in downtown Toronto, in June 2010.

March

31 March, 2011

APPEAL FOR WITNESSES

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating an incident that occurred on March 29, 2011 at Yonge Street and Walton Street in Toronto involving a 40-year-old man and plain clothes officers from the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

30 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation in Quinte West Area

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has closed an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault made against an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Quinte West.

29 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Toronto Firearm Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 28-year-old Amit Krishna of Toronto in October of last year. The SIU assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

28 March, 2011

SIU INVESTIGATES FIREARM INJURY IN HANOVER

The Hanover Police Service (HPS) contacted the SIU at 6:24 a.m. today and reported the following:

28 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Grey County Firearm Injury Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Grey Detachment with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 61-year-old David Cameron of Chatsworth in February. The SIU assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

24 March, 2011

SIU Investigation in Barrie Continues

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into an incident on Saturday March 19, 2011 in Barrie.

23 March, 2011

SIU Closes Sioux Lookout Death Investigation

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has closed its investigation into the death of a 63-year-old Summer Beaver Reserve man on March 15, 2011. The SIU assigned three investigators and one forensic investigator to probe the circumstances of this incident.

21 March, 2011

SIU Investigating Incident in Barrie

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the custody injury of a man in police custody in Barrie on Saturday March 19, 2011.

15 March, 2011

Ottawa Police Service Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and detention of Stacy Bonds in Ottawa on

September 6, 2008. Sergeant Steven Desjourdy has this morning been charged with sexual assault contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code.

15 March, 2011

SIU Investigating Custody Injury in Strathroy

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the custody injury of a man in Strathroy in February.

14 March, 2011

SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Burlington

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the  firearm death of a 34-year-old Burlington man yesterday evening in Burlington.

14 March, 2011

SIU Continues Investigation into Firearm Death in Burlington

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its probe into the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a 34-year-old Burlington man Saturday evening in Burlington. The SIU has assigned eight investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident.

11 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Toronto Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a 32-year-old Calgary man, Razvan Mihailescu, in January of this year.

10 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Haldimand County Collision Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by a 49-year-old Hagersville man in a motor vehicle collision in February of this year.

9 March, 2011

SIU Appeals for Witnesses in Reopened G20 Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reopened an investigation into the custody injuries sustained by a 42-year-old man during the G20 demonstrations in Toronto.

9 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Sudbury Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by a 27-year-old man when the van he was driving crashed into a building on December 22, 2010.

8 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation of Man’s Death in Dryden

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Dryden Police Service (DPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of 25-year-old Dustin Cyler Douglas Rouillard in May of last year.

7 March, 2011

SIU Releases Name of Deceased Male in Hamilton Investigation

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 45-year-old Earl Douglas McAllister of Hamilton.

5 March, 2011

SIU Investigates Death in Hamilton

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old Hamilton man this morning. The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) reported the following information to the SIU:

4 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Lambton County Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a Lambton County man.

2 March, 2011

Kingsville OPP Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) committed a criminal offence in relation to the injury of a 17-year-old male. Director Scott has this date caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

1 March, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Firearm Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the firearm injuries sustained by Jonathan Duarte on December 3, 2010.

February

24 February, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into St. Catharines Vehicle Injury

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to believe any officer with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) committed a criminal offence in relation to the injury sustained by a 26-year-old man on December 18, 2010.

23 February, 2011

SIU Identifies Man in Grey County Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of a man in the hamlet of Kemble on Monday night.

22 February, 2011

SIU Investigates Firearm Death in Grey County

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man late yesterday evening in the hamlet of Kemble.

22 February, 2011

SIU Investigates Firearm Injury in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the gunshot injuries sustained by a 29-year-old man in Toronto on the evening of February 21.

18 February, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Vaughan Vehicle Death

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the facts around the January 7, 2011 vehicle death of 23-year-old Maria Christina Valvis Rocha following a brief police pursuit. Joseph Martino, the Acting Director of the SIU, has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to believe a York Regional Police (YRP) officer committed a criminal offence in this case.

4 February, 2011

Update: SIU Releases Name of Man in Hamilton Firearm Death Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the February 2, 2011, death of 19-year-old Andreas Chinnery.

3 February, 2011

SIU Investigates Fatal Police Shooting in Hamilton

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a man in Hamilton.

2 February, 2011

SIU Investigating Collision in Haldimand County

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a male driver this morning in Haldimand County.

January

28 January, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Sarnia Custody Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer of the Sarnia Police Service (SPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injury sustained by a Sarnia man in November of last year.

27 January, 2011

SIU Closes Investigation into Firearm Death in Scarborough

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reviewed the circumstances around the August 29, 2010 firearm death of 25-year-old Reyal Jensen Jardine-Douglas of Pickering.  The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of Mr. Jardine-Douglas.

27 January, 2011

SIU Reopens G20 Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reopened an investigation into the custody injuries sustained by a 34-year-old man during the G20 demonstrations in Toronto.

25 January, 2011

SIU Investigates Death in Blenheim

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of an 18 year-old male which occurred yesterday afternoon. 

23 January, 2011

SIU Investigating Death in Innisfil

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Innisfil yesterday evening.

23 January, 2011

SIU Releases Name of Man in Toronto Death Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the January 23, 2011, death of 51-year-old Kenrick Terrence McLennan of Toronto. 

23 January, 2011

SIU Investigates Death in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man which occurred this morning. 

20 January, 2011

SIU Investigates Death on 427 South

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a male which occurred early this morning.  The SIU was notified with the following information:

14 January, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brantford Shooting

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Brantford Police Service (BPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a Brantford man in August of last year.

14 January, 2011

SIU Appeals to Public for Information in Reopened G20 Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the custody injuries sustained by Mr. Dorian Barton on June 26, 2010 at the G20 demonstrations in Toronto.

14 January, 2011

SIU Reopens G20 Investigation

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is reopening an investigation into the custody injuries sustained by Mr. Dorian Barton during the G20 demonstrations in Toronto.

13 January, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officers of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the death of a Toronto man in May of last year.

12 January, 2011

SIU Continues Investigation into Toronto Shooting

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the firearm injuries sustained by a man early this morning in the city’s west end.

12 January, 2011

SIU Investigating Shooting in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was contacted today by the Toronto Police Service (TPS) at 7:24 a.m.  The TPS reported that they had stopped a vehicle in the area of Keele St. and Annette St. that was wanted for an earlier fail-to-remain collision where a TPS officer was struck.  During the investigation of the driver a number of shots were fired by police.  The driver sustained gunshot injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Mike’s Hospital in Toronto.

10 January, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the  death of a Toronto man in November of last year.

10 January, 2011

SIU Continues Vaughan Collision Investigation

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its probe into the death of a Richmond Hill woman on Friday evening in Vaughan.  The SIU has assigned six investigators, two forensic investigators and a traffic reconstructionist.

10 January, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Kingston Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer of the Kingston Police Service (KPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the  death of a Kingston man in August of last year.

7 January, 2011

SIU Investigating Collision in Vaughan

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of woman this evening in Vaughan.

6 January, 2011

SIU Concludes Investigation into Sault Ste. Marie Firearm injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS) with a criminal offence in regards to the injuries sustained by a Sault Ste. Marie man in September of last year.