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News Release

Investigators Probing Arrest in Hotel Parking Lot in Woodstock

Case Number: 16-OCI-033

Mississauga, ON (6 February, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into an arrest in a parking lot of a hotel in Woodstock early Saturday morning.
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Close to 2:30 a.m. this morning, Woodstock Police Service officers encountered a 26-year-old man inside a vehicle of interest.  The vehicle was parked in the lot of the Quality Hotel & Suites at 580 Bruin Boulevard.
  • Officers attempted to arrest the man.
  • During the course of the arrest, the man suffered a hand injury.
The SIU has assigned three investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

As well, three subject officers and three witness officers have been designated as part of this investigation.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 

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. 

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Jason Gennaro
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342