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News Release

Appeal for Witnesses in Ottawa

Case Number: 09-OCI-262

Mississauga (6 October, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is presently investigating an incident that occurred in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 7, 2009. At about 1:47 p.m. on this date, officers with the Ottawa Police Service became involved in an incident with a man on a bicycle in the front parking lot area of 1535 Alta Vista Drive. The man was arrested and taken into custody.

The SIU is appealing for witnesses with any information in relation to the incident to contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1806.

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