SIU Investigates Weekend Motor Vehicle Injury in Brockville
Case Number: 13-OVI-207
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Mississauga (20 August, 2013) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 37-year-old man in Brockville this past weekend.
Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2013, an officer with the Brockville Police Service was sitting in his parked police cruiser on Abbott Street when he noticed a motorcycle driving northbound;
• The officer proceeded the follow the motorcycle;
• The motorcycle driver then turned right onto Elm Street and entered a walking path;
• A short time later, in a construction zone, the officer located the motorcycle which had been involved in a single motor vehicle collision;
• The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Brockville Hospital and then to Kingston Hospital for treatment of head injuries.
The SIU has assigned two investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-888-305-1109.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
- publicly report the results of its investigations