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News Release

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Hanover

Case Number: 15-OCI-069

Mississauga (14 April, 2015) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody injury that occurred on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 253 Tenth Street in Hanover.

Preliminary information indicates the following:

Police officers were conducting an investigation at an apartment building;

There was an interaction between the occupant of the apartment and the police;

An adult male party was arrested, treated at hospital for a fractured wrist and released back into police custody.

Three investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1925.

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. 

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