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News Release

SIU Investigation Started After Man Suffers Facial Injury in Search Warrant Execution

Case Number: 17-OCI-143

Mississauga, ON (16 June, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation after a man suffered a serious facial injury during the execution of a search warrant in Toronto on June 15.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Around 5:00 a.m. on June 15, 2017, London Police Service officers were assisting Toronto Police Service officers with the execution of a search warrant at an apartment in the Jane Street and Shoreham Drive area in Toronto.
  • The police officers interacted with a man.
  • The man – believed to be in his 60s – suffered a serious facial injury and was transported to hospital.  

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

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