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News Release

SIU Updates Investigation of Incident at Queen's Park

Case Number: 05-TCI-027

Mississauga (10 March, 2005) --- The Special Investigations Unit's investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident yesterday in front of Queen's Park continues.

The male involved in the incident has been identified as 50-year-old Anh Ngoc Vuong. He remains at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre where he is being treated for head injuries and burns to his body.

A number of witnesses have already provided statements to SIU investigators and more will be interviewed today and in the days to come.

There is no information at this time to suggest that Mr. Vuong's actions yesterday were motivated by or connected to the organized protest that was transpiring at the same time in front of the Legislature.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-641-1879 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. 

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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342