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News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation in Cambridge

Case Number: 08-OVI-067

TORONTO (1 May, 2008) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), James Cornish, has determined that the injuries sustained by a man during a police investigation on April 24, 2008 in Cambridge do not fall within the SIU's mandate.

On April 24, 2008, at 6:35 p.m. an officer from the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) arrested a 23-year-old man for an alleged criminal offence. After the arrest the man complained of an injury. The SIU began an investigation, but later determined that the injuries were not serious enough for the SIU to continue with it.

Director Cornish said, "The injuries the man received were not serious according to the definition employed by the SIU and therefore this investigation is terminated."

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