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News Release

Witnesses Sought in Sudbury Investigation involving Bicycle Collision

Case Number: 17-OCI-347

Mississauga, ON (1 December, 2017) ---
Investigators from the province’s Special Investigations Unit are hoping to speak to witnesses to two incidents that occurred on November 23, 2017 in Sudbury.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Just after 8:00 p.m. on November 23, 2017, Greater Sudbury Police Service officers received a call about a cyclist struck by a vehicle at the intersection of MacKenzie Street and Evergreen Street.
  • Police officers and paramedics arrived at the intersection but the 34-year-old cyclist had already left the area.
  • A short time later, the man was located at Beech Street and Durham Street, and he was arrested.
  • On November 24, 2017, the man was taken to hospital and diagnosed with an injury.   
    
Two investigators have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU has designated one subject officer and 12 witness officers as part of this investigation.

Investigators believe there may be witnesses to the incident at MacKenzie and Evergreen Streets and to the incident at Beech and Durham Streets.
 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed either incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also asking anyone who may have any video evidence related to these incidents 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, 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