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News Release

SIU Investigating injury in Hamilton

Case Number: 12-OCI-342

Mississauga (18 November, 2012) --- Ontario's Special Investigation Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injury to a 23 year male in Hamilton last night.

At 6:45 a.m. November 18, 2012 the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) contacted the SIU and advised that at 11:05 p.m. last night police attempted to check a vehicle in the parking lot of 256 Duke St. in Hamilton.  The male driver fled and was arrested a short time later.  He was taken to hospital and has been diagnosed with a spinal injury.

 

Three investigators and two forensic investigators from the SIU are in the area to investigate the circumstances.

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. 

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