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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to a Disturbance at the Havelock Jamboree in Peterborough

Case Number: 08-PCI-167

TORONTO (20 August, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving officers of the Ontario Provincial Police.

On August 17, 2008 at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance in progress in the camping area of the Havelock Jamboree grounds. They arrested one man whom they placed in the rear of a cruiser and transported to hospital in Peterborough for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident at the Havelock Jamboree grounds on August 17th or who may have any information about it to contact the Unit at 416-622-2314 or 1-8000-787-8529.

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