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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses in Incident Involving 16-year-old in Sarnia

Case Number: 16-OCI-119

Mississauga, ON (13 May, 2016) ---
Investigators with the Special Investigations are looking to speak to anyone who might have witnessed an incident involving a 16-year-old female youth and Sarnia Police officers yesterday. 

Preliminary information about the matter suggests the following:
  • Just after 6:00 p.m. on May 12, Sarnia Police received a call for a disturbance at the intersection of Capel Street and Exmouth Street.
  • There was an interaction between an officer and a 16-year-old female youth.
  • The youth was taken to Bluewater Health, where she was treated for an upper body injury and released.   
The SIU has designated one subject officer and two witness officers as part of this investigation.

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