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News Release

Update to Investigation into Ottawa Death: SIU Releases Name of Complainant

Case Number: 15-OCD-130

Mississauga (30 June, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who entered the Rideau River on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Ottawa.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Muhab Sultanaly Sultan.

The SIU has now designated nine witness officers and two subject officers from the Ottawa Police Service.  

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the SIU lead investigator 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. 

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