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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Mississauga Interaction

Case Number: 19-OCI-046

Mississauga, ON (1 March, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an interaction that occurred yesterday between Peel Regional Police officers and a man in his 40s.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8:30 p.m. on February 28, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers responded to the area of Lakeshore Road West and Mississauga Road after receiving a call.
  • Upon arrival, officers located a man behaving strangely across the street from the Chrysler dealership. Officers apprehended the man under the Mental Health Act, and EMS transported him to hospital.
  • The man was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, where he remains in serious condition.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the Unit at 1-800-787-8529 ext 1965 or ext 9048. 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