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News Release

Update: SIU Investigation in Pelham

Case Number: 18-OFI-341

Mississauga, ON (30 November, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the shooting injuries sustained by a Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officer yesterday in Pelham.

The SIU can confirm that on November 29, 2018, Niagara Regional Police Service officers were in the area of Effingham Street and Roland Road to investigate a collision that had occurred days prior. Around noon, two of the officers became involved in an altercation. One officer discharged his firearm multiple times, and the other officer was struck. The officer who was struck was transported to hospital where he is in stable condition.

At this time, one subject officer has been designated. The officer who was struck, as well as 12 other officers, have been designated as witness officers. As per the Unit’s policy, the identities of police officers who have been designated cannot be disclosed during the course of an SIU investigation.

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