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News Release

SIU Investigates Incident in Thunder Bay

Case Number: 08-OCI-064

TORONTO (24 April, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned two investigators and one forensic investigator to probe an incident in Thunder Bay.

On April 22, 2008, at 8:13 p.m. two Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) officers answered a call for service on James St. North. When the officers arrived they came into contact with a 24-year-old man who was armed with a knife. The officers attempted to negotiate with the man, but he began to harm himself. The officers subdued the man.

The man was transported to hospital where he was admitted for treatment.

The SIU has designated one officer as a subject officer and one as a witness officer.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1886.

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