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News Release

SIU Investigators Attend Niagara Falls Motel to Investigate Serious Head Injury

Case Number: 17-OCI-128

Mississauga, ON (27 May, 2017) ---
Investigators from the province’s Special Investigations Unit are in Niagara Falls to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident at a motel early Saturday morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Around 4:00 a.m., Niagara Regional Police received a call for a disturbance at a motel on Lundy’s Lane near Kalar Road.
  • Officers arrived and interacted with several persons.
  • A 42-year-old man from St. Catharines was arrested.
  • After his arrest, the man was taken to hospital and treated for a serious head injury.  

The SIU has assigned two investigators and one forensic investigator as part of 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. 

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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897