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News Release

SIU Updates Oakville Shooting Investigation

Case Number: 07-OFD-245

TORONTO (2 December, 2007) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to examine the circumstances of a police shooting, involving officers from the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS).

On December 1, at about 2:33 a.m., HRPS officers were involved in a confrontation with 38-year-old Steve Remian at Wedgewood Park in Oakville. It has now been determined that three officers, not four, fired their guns. Mr. Remian was fatally injured and died at the scene.

As part of the investigation, SIU investigators are attending an autopsy that is ongoing. The SIU will be re-designating one of the subject officers to a witness officer now that it has been determined that three officers fired. The subject officers' firearms and uniforms have been taken for examination and a rifle, which was recovered from the shooting scene, will also be examined. Interviews with witnesses are continuing and SIU investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any relevant information to contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529 x 1965 or 416-622-1965.

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. 

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