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News Release

SIU Investigates Incident in Brampton

Case Number: 08-OCI-071

TORONTO (30 April, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is presently probing an incident that occurred between a Peel Regional Police Officer and a 28-year-old man today in Brampton.

At 12:35 p.m., officers of the Peel Regional Police attended a call on Red Maple Dr. in Brampton. An officer arrived on the scene and located a man who was armed with a knife. The man was using the knife to harm himself. The officer discharged his Taser and the man collapsed to the ground. The man was transported to hospital where he was admitted.

The SIU has assigned six investigators and four forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed the interaction between the officer and the man with the knife to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1957.

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