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News Release

SIU Investigating after Man Sustains Injuries in Kitchener

Case Number: 17-OCI-093

Mississauga, ON (26 April, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 35-year-old man yesterday in Kitchener.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • In the late afternoon hours of Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Service received reports of an altercation between two individuals.
  • At approximately 6 p.m., officers located one of the individuals on Mill Street in Kitchener. There was an interaction between the officers and the man. 
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.
Four 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. 1873. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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