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News Release

Strengthening Community Relations: SIU Information Sessions with the Toronto Public Library

Case Number: TPL

Mississauga, ON (29 March, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is pleased to partner with the Toronto Public Library in presenting a series of information sessions about the Unit. The talks are featured under the Toronto Public Library’s Civil Society program and will be held at branches across the city. 

The SIU is committed to strengthening relationships with the public and is continuing to expand its outreach to communities across Ontario with the aim of building trust and improving transparency of the Unit’s mandate and investigative processes. The hour long sessions are an excellent opportunity for community members to learn more about the SIU and police oversight in Ontario. It is also a chance for the SIU to better understand community perceptions and engage with the public to address their concerns. 

Upcoming dates include:

To learn more about SIU outreach events or to request a presentation please contact the Outreach Coordinator.

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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Jasbir Dhillon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342