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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Custody Injury in Brampton

Case Number: 14-OCI-185

Mississauga (18 August, 2014) ---

 

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an interaction involving a 17-year-old male and a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer.

 

Preliminary information indicates the following: 

  •  At approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 27, 2014, the complainant drove into the parking lot of a banquet centre on Gateway Blvd in Brampton.  
  • A PRP officer in an unmarked cruiser arrived shortly afterwards and ordered the complainant out of his vehicle.
  •  There was an interaction and the complainant suffered a serious injury.

 

The SIU has assigned two investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-641-1866 or at 1-800-787-8529 ext 1866. In particular, investigators are interested in speaking with the occupants of a dark four door sedan which was at the scene between 2:30 a.m. – 2:45 a.m.

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