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News Release

SIU Investigating Serious Injury Sustained by Woman in Keswick

Case Number: 18-OFI-295

Mississauga, ON (4 October, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a woman yesterday in Keswick.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 3, 2018, York Regional Police officers were made aware that a 47-year-old woman was in distress at a Woodbine Avenue and Morton Avenue strip mall.
  • Officers found the woman, but she fled into a nearby forest.
  • Police eventually located her in the area of Carrick Avenue and Tuch Drive.
  • During the interaction between police and the woman, the woman sustained a serious injury and was transported to hospital for treatment.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, two subject officers and five witness officers have been designated.

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