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News Release

Follow-up to SIU Investigation of Fatal Shooting in Mississauga

Case Number: 08-OFD-271

TORONTO (21 December, 2008) --- Further to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) news release issued earlier today over Canada Newswire (CNW), the SIU has confirmed the name of the man fatally shot by a Peel Regional Police officer.

The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Gregory Moynagh of Mississauga. A post-mortem is scheduled for Monday December 22, 2008 in Toronto.

The SIU has designated four officers - one subject officer and three witness officers - to be interviewed.

Please refer to the earlier SIU news release posted on the CNW website issued at 9:30 a.m. this date for the background to this story.

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