SIU Concludes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man near Courtland
Case Number: 15-PVI-040
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- In the afternoon hours, the subject officer spotted a pickup truck in a ditch along Highway 3 near Courtland. He was in the area in response to a report provided by a civilian that a man who she believed was impaired drove erratically, almost struck her vehicle and had then gone off the road.
- When the officer approached the pickup truck, he encountered the 23-year-old man. The man was dressed appropriately for the weather and did not appear to be high or drunk. The roads were dry and the officer could not figure out what had caused the man to go off the road.
- The officer returned to his police cruiser which was parked on the shoulder of the highway, leaving the man with his truck. The officer requested that another officer attend the scene and ran checks on the man, which did not turn up anything of note. While this was happening, the man approached the officer’s vehicle and leaned into the passenger’s side window. The subject officer questioned the man as to whether he had any suicidal intentions. After providing several denials, the man suddenly changed his answer. He said he did want to kill himself, and then ran around the front of the cruiser and into the path of a passing tractor trailer.
- The subject officer radioed for an ambulance and ran to the man’s aid. He kept talking with the wounded man to comfort him and keep him awake until paramedics arrived.
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, email@example.com
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