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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction between Man and Police Officers in Guelph

Case Number: 17-OCI-259

Mississauga, ON (22 September, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an interaction between Guelph Police Service (GPS) officers and a 26-year-old man in July of 2017 that resulted in the man sustaining a serious injury. Upon the SIU being made aware of the incident on September 14, 2017, the Unit invoked its mandate. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:45 a.m. on July 30, 2017, GPS officers attended the area of Gordon Street and Water Street in response to a complaint.
  • During the arrest of a man, there was an interaction and the man sustained a serious injury.
  • He was transported to hospital for treatment. 
    
Two investigators have been assigned to 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. 1988. 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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342