SIU Investigating Incident in St. Catharines where Man Fled from Officers, Crashed Vehicle, was Arrested by K-9 Unit
Case Number: 17-OCI-338
- Just before 2:30 p.m. on November 16, 2017, Niagara Regional Police officers attempted to arrest a man near Welland Avenue and Geneva Street.
- The man fled.
- Near the intersection of Welland Ave. and Bunting Road, the man crashed his vehicle into another vehicle driven by a 29-year-old man. That man suffered minor injuries.
- The man who was fleeing from police was arrested a short distance from the crash by a member of the K-9 Unit.
- The 43-year-old man suffered a serious leg injury and was treated at hospital.
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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