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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Arrest in Community of Harrow

Case Number: 20-PCI-149

Mississauga, ON (25 June, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred earlier this week in Harrow between Ontario Provincial Police officers and a 26-year-old man.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:15 p.m. on June 23, 2020, Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Essex detachment responded to an address on Secord Avenue for a mischief call.
  • Officers located a person of interest – a 26-year-old man – and a struggle ensued.
  • The man was subsequently arrested and transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Two 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. 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