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News Release

SIU Investigating Interaction between Man and Police Officers in Sudbury

Case Number: 17-OCI-268

Mississauga, ON (22 September, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 36-year-old man yesterday in Sudbury.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight on Thursday, September 21, 2017, officers with the Sudbury Police Service attended the area of Lloyd Street and Mathew Street in response to a call.
  • The officers located a 36-year-old man, and while arresting him, there was an interaction.
  • The man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a shoulder injury.
    
Two investigators and one forensic investigator 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. 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, 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