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News Release

SIU Investigates Serious Injury in Sault Ste. Marie

Case Number: 08-OCI-211

TORONTO (6 October, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is looking into the circumstances surrounding an injury suffered by a Sault Ste. Marie man during a police investigation.

On Sunday October 5, 2008 at approximately 3:15 p.m., officers of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service went to an apartment on Wellington Street East to arrest a man on a warrant in connection with an alleged domestic assault. During the investigation, an officer at the rear of the building found the wanted man injured on the ground below a third floor window.

A 20-year-old man is in hospital for treatment of serious back injuries, which are non-life threatening.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 1-800-787-8529, extension 1898.

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. 

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