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SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Hamilton Arrest

Case Number: 20-OCI-102

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Mississauga, ON (6 May, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an arrest that occurred earlier this week in Hamilton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9 a.m. on May 4, 2020, Hamilton Police Service officers were dispatched to the area of Sanford Ave South and Aikman Avenue after receiving a call for a suspicious vehicle.  
  • Officers located the vehicle which was occupied by two men.
  • After an interaction, both men were arrested. One of the men, a 27-year-old, was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

At this time, three investigators have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529, or 647-297-0142. 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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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