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News Release

Deputy Attorney General Attends SIU

Case Number: DAG visit

Mississauga (3 July, 2013) --- On June 19 and 20, members of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) took part in a tri-annual Investigators’ Training Seminar at the agency’s Mississauga headquarters. The informative two-day session brought investigators and staff members from across the province together for training on SIU systems and processes and allowed for professional development opportunities.
 
Deputy Attorney General Patrick Monahan spoke at the seminar. He acknowledged the important work that the SIU conducts and noted the importance of a strong relationship between the SIU and the Ministry to ensure the agency has the necessary support to pursue its mandate. Deputy Monahan spoke about the Ministry’s commitment to accountability and openness, giving a nod to the Agency Relations Division and to Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Ali Arlani, who attended the seminar with Deputy Monahan. The DAG also recognized the hard work and contribution that outgoing Director Ian Scott has made over the past five years while leading the SIU.

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