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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Hamilton Incident

Case Number: 18-OCI-059

Mississauga, ON (27 February, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained on the weekend by a 63-year-old man in Hamilton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after noon on Saturday, February 24, 2018, Hamilton Police Service officers attended a residence in the area of Rymal Road East and Upper James Street as a result of receiving a 911 call from the residence.
  • When officers entered the home, they became involved in an interaction with the man.
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.

At this time, 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. 

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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