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News Release

SIU Investigating Interaction in Guelph

Case Number: 19-OCI-026

Mississauga, ON (4 February, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 45-year-old man early today in Guelph.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:30 a.m. on February 4, 2019, the man was arrested in the area of Carden Street and Wyndham Street North.
  • He was taken to the police station where he complained of pain.
  • The man was then transported by ambulance to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. 

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