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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Interaction with Police in Simcoe

Case Number: 12-PSA-118

Mississauga (1 May, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred between an Ontario Provincial Police officer and a man in Simcoe on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

On this date, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 22-year-old man was pulled over while riding his bicycle.  This took place on Queen Street, south of Evergreen Hill Road and north of Millcroft Drive.  There was an interaction between the man and the officer.

SIU investigators are interested in speaking with any member of the public, especially those residing in the neighbourhood, who may have witnessed the incident.  The lead investigator can be contacted at 416-622-2038 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2038.

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. 

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342