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News Release

SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Injuries in York Region

Case Number: 13-OVI-170

Mississauga (18 July, 2013) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding injuries reportedly sustained by a male in York Region involving an officer from the Guelph Police Service (GPS).

On Thursday July 18, 2013, York Regional Police (YRP) contacted the SIU with information about the injuries reportedly suffered by the male in a collision with a cruiser operated by an on-duty GPS officer on August 12, 2012.  The complainant had recently brought the injuries to the attention of the YRP.  

The SIU has assigned an investigator to probe the circumstances of this incident. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2290 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2290.

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. 

Jasbir Dhillon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342