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News Release

SIU Investigating a Series of Incidents during Arrest of 25-year-old Woman in Pickering

Case Number: 16-OCI-088

Mississauga, ON (7 April, 2016) ---
The SIU has started an investigation into a series of incidents during the arrest of a 25-year-old woman in Pickering.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On April 3, 2016, the woman was celebrating her father’s birthday at a licensed establishment when the woman’s parents became concerned about her behaviour.
  • The parents drove the woman to Durham Regional Police Service’s 19 Division at 1710 Kingston Road in Pickering.
  • In the Division parking lot, the woman was restrained.  She was transported to Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering Hospital.
  • The 25-year-old was released from the hospital without treatment and taken to 17 Division at 77 Centre Street in Oshawa.
  • After some time, she was taken to Lakeridge Health Oshawa and diagnosed with a fractured wrist.
   
Three investigators 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