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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses after Man Sustains Injuries in Oshawa

Case Number: 17-OCI-094

Mississauga, ON (1 May, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred last week in Oshawa between a 35-year-old man and officers with Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS).

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, plainclothes DRPS officers arrested a 35-year-old man in the area of Celina Street and Bruce Street.
  • As a result of the interaction, the man sustained injuries.
  • He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to investigate this incident.

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

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