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News Release

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Toronto

Case Number: 08-TCI-153

TORONTO (4 August, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has sent three investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 21-year-old man in Toronto.

On Monday, August 4, 2008 at approximately 3:34 a.m., a parking enforcement officer was investigating a vehicle on Sackville Street when he became involved in a physical altercation with a male occupant of the vehicle. Police responded and arrested the man who went into medical distress. He was transported to St. Michaels Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1957.

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