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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Interaction between Woman and Toronto Police Service Officer

Case Number: 12-TSA-354

Mississauga (25 January, 2013) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred between a plain-clothed police officer and a middle-aged non-white female on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The alleged sexual assault occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of an apartment building located at 2020 Sheppard Avenue in Toronto.

SIU investigators are interested in speaking with any member of the public, especially those residing in the building, who may have witnessed any interaction between the officer and the woman. 

Please call the SIU at 416-622-1806 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1806.

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