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News Release

SIU Investigating Injuries in Ottawa

Case Number: 14-OOI-132

Mississauga (18 June, 2014) ---
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding serious injuries reportedly suffered by three paramedics in Ottawa this morning. 

Preliminary information indicates the following: 
Officers with the Ottawa Police Service tactical unit were conducting a training exercise at 886 March Rd.  
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Tactical Paramedics were on scene when an incendiary device apparently exploded.  
Three EMS tactical paramedics suffered serious injuries and were transported to the Ottawa Hospital- Civic Campus. 

The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.  

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 9005. 

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, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342