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News Release

SIU Begins Investigation of Incident at Queen's Park

Case Number: 05-TCI-027

Mississauga (9 March, 2005) --- The Special Investigations Unit has commenced an investigation of the circumstances surrounding injuries sustained today by a male who was burned in an incident outside at Queen's Park.

Initial information indicates that the male was operating a van in an erratic fashion during the course of an organized protest in front of the Legislature. At approximately 1:30 pm, officers intervened with their cruisers to physically wedge the van. Shortly after their cruisers made contact with the van, fire could be seen emanating from inside the van. The male was quickly extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel on scene and taken to Sunnybrook Hospital.

Several SIU investigators, including forensic identification technicians, have been dispatched and will be investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.

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