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News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Sustains Serious Injuries in Hamilton

Case Number: 16-OCI-235

Mississauga (14 September, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 41-year-old man overnight in Hamilton. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, officers with the Hamilton Police Service responded to a home on Barton Street East for a domestic situation.
  • Officers recognized one of the individuals, the 41-year-old man, as being wanted on outstanding warrants.
  • The man fled by foot, going from rooftop to rooftop. The officers followed and caught up to him. A Conducted Energy Weapon was deployed.
  • The man was taken to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment of a rib injury.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2314. 

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. 

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