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News Release

SIU Seeking Witnesses to Incident Involving OPP Officers and a 62-year-old Man in Gowanstown

Case Number: 17-PCI-171

Mississauga, ON (7 July, 2017) ---
Investigators with the province’s Special Investigations Unit are seeking assistance from anyone who may have witnessed an incident involving Ontario Provincial Police officers and a 62-year-old man in Gowanstown.  The man suffered a serious injury.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Around 9:00 p.m. on July 6, 2017, OPP officers attended a residence near Road 164 and 88th Line.  Police officers were responding to a domestic dispute.
  • During an interaction with police, the 62-year-old man was seriously injured.
  • The man was transported to hospital and is currently being treated.   

The SIU has designated one subject officer and three witness officers as part of this investigation.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to examine the circumstances of the 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
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342