SIU Investigating Incident in Brant County
Case Number: 08-PVI-054
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On Sunday April 6, 2008, at 5:50 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Brant County, contacted the SIU. The OPP advised that at 3:30 p.m. an officer was operating radar on Highway 403. An eastbound motorcycle, which was travelling at a high-rate of speed, passed the officer who was stationary. The officer began to pursue the vehicle, but discontinued the pursuit.
A short time later the OPP was called to Middleton Line Road north of Highway 403 in regards to an accident involving a motorcycle. The 38-year-old driver of the motorcycle sustained injuries to his leg and lower torso. He was transported to Woodstock General Hospital by ambulance.
The SIU is asking anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Lead Investigator at 416-622-1898 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1898.
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.