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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to an Arrest by Toronto Police

Case Number: 08-TCI-137

TORONTO (16 July, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving Toronto Police Service officers last week.

On Wednesday July 9, 2008, at approximately 11:00 p.m., two constables were in their cruiser at the parking lot of the Galleria Mall at the corner of Dufferin and Dupont Streets. They became involved in a confrontation with a man who was subdued after a struggle and held in custody for investigation.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who may have any information about it to contact the Unit at 416-622-2314 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2314.

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