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News Release

SIU Continues to Investigate Off-duty Death of Peel Regional Police Officer in Cambridge

Case Number: 08-OCD-108

TORONTO (16 June, 2008) --- Further to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) news release of June 13, 2008, a post mortem examination was conducted at the Hamilton General Hospital on June 14, 2008. It was determined that the 41-year-old officer died as a result of a single gunshot wound. Police are seeking no suspects in connection with this case. The SIU investigation continues with regard to the sequence of events leading up to the discovery by police of the officer's body in his personal vehicle.

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