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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses in Toronto Custody Injury

Case Number: 08-TCI-124

TORONTO (30 June, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating an incident that occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2008, near the Mink nightclub on Pearl St. in Toronto.

The SIU was notified that Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers arrested a 21-year-old man outside the nightclub and took him into custody. The man suffered a facial injury.

Three SIU investigators have been assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's injury. SIU investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information about it. Witnesses are asked to call the SIU lead investigator at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1965.

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