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News Release

SIU Investigates Injury in Cambridge

Case Number: 08-OVI-067

TORONTO (25 April, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned two investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man during a police investigation yesterday evening in Cambridge.

On April 24, 2008, at 6:35 p.m. an officer from the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) was in the process of arresting a man for an alleged criminal offence. The man fled the officer. The officer who was driving an unmarked police car caught up to the man in a parking lot on Eagle St. N. The man was taken into custody and afterwards complained of an injury.

The man was taken to hospital where he was treated and released.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #2293.

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