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News Release

SIU Probes Incident in Peterborough Area

Case Number: 09-PCI-232

Mississauga (8 September, 2009) --- Two investigators and one forensic investigator from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding an incident that occurred at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, September 7.

At 10:00 p.m. yesterday evening, Peterborough County OPP reported to the SIU that officers had responded to a disturbance call in Norwood. The person the officers wanted to speak with fled the scene on foot. Officers caught up to the 31-year-old man a short time later. There was a physical interaction and the man was taken into custody. The man was taken to the Campbellford Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

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