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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Serious Injuries Suffered by Man in Newmarket

Case Number: 18-OCI-228

Mississauga, ON (7 August, 2018) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to the serious injuries sustained by a 55-year-old man in Newmarket. 

Preliminary information suggests that at approximately 7:00a.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018, officers with the York Regional Police (YRP) were attempting to arrest the man in the area of Gorham Street and Prospect Street in Newmarket.   There was an interaction between the man and YRP officers. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.  

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2150. 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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Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342