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SIU Closes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in Thamesford

Case Number: 13-PCI-079

Mississauga (4 April, 2013) --- Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) preliminary enquiries into the injuries sustained by a 53-year-old man in Thamesford last week, SIU Director Ian Scott has terminated the investigation. The incident involving officers with the Ontario Provincial Police Ingersoll detachment occurred on Friday, March 29, 2013. 

The investigation determined that on this date, officers attended a residence on Middleton Street in the early morning hours. Based on information received, the officers knocked on a bedroom door, identified themselves and told the male occupant he was under arrest. Moments later, the man plunged a knife into his left chest cavity. An ambulance was summoned and the man was taken to the London Health Sciences Centre where he underwent surgery for his wound. 

Director Scott said, “Although the man suffered a serious injury, under the circumstances, and in particular the fact that his injuries were self-inflicted, there is patently nothing to investigate. I am closing this investigation.”

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