SIU Closes Investigation into Delhi Incident
Case Number: 15-PCI-173
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(13 August, 2015) ---
Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) review of an incident that occurred in Delhi earlier this month, SIU Director Tony Loparco has terminated the investigation.
The SIU review determined that at approximately 7:00 p.m. on August 2, 2015, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment, responded to an assault call. A 31-year-old man fled on foot and jumped over an embankment. The man was later located by police and he had sustained injuries. He was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to the Hamilton General Hospital for treatment of leg and back injuries.
As it is apparent that the man jumped of his own volition and caused his own injuries, and given the fact that police officers had no contact with him when he jumped, the SIU investigation has been terminated.
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