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News Release

SIU Investigating after a University Student was Struck by a London Police Cruiser

Case Number: 16-OVI-089

Mississauga, ON (5 April, 2016) ---
An incident in which a London Police cruiser struck and injured a 20-year-old university student is now the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight on April 4, 2016, three persons were travelling southbound on Richmond Street in a Yellow London Taxi. 
  • The taxi stopped in the southbound lanes south of Piccadilly Street and opposite Molly Bloom's restaurant.
  • Three young persons exited the taxi and crossed the road towards the restaurant.
  • At the same time, a London Police cruiser was travelling northbound on Richmond Street. It struck one of the persons, a 20-year-old female university student. 
  • She was later treated at hospital for a fractured shoulder.    
    
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident.

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, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897