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News Release

SIU Investigating Injury to Man in Georgetown

Case Number: 20-OFI-012

Mississauga, ON (24 January, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 46-year-old man earlier this week in Georgetown.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the afternoon of January 22, 2020, an individual attended the police station to report concern for a family member. As a result, Halton Regional Police Service officers were dispatched to a residence in the area of Delrex Boulevard and Mountainview Road South.
  • Officers began negotiating with a man who was inside the residence. 
  • When the man exited the residence, he became involved in an interaction with officers.
  • One officer fired plastic projectiles from an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) at the man, and he was struck.
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. At this time, one subject officer and seven witness officers have been designated. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342