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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Vaughan Arrest

Case Number: 18-OCI-326

Mississauga, ON (9 November, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred on the weekend in Vaughan between a 56-year-old man and York Regional Police (YRP) officers.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:15 p.m. on November 4, 2018, YRP officers stopped a vehicle on Steeles Avenue at Weston Road.
  • While attempting to arrest the driver of the vehicle, there was an interaction between the driver and officers.
  • The man was transported to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, two subject officers and two 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