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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Firearm Death Investigation

Case Number: 09-PFD-160

Mississauga (17 July, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a police shooting earlier this month north of Brockville involving officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Leeds County Detachment.

The lead investigator is interested in speaking with the driver or occupants of a beige or light coloured Buick Century automobile that was travelling southbound on County Road 29 on July 3, 2009 at approximately 11:00 p.m. The Buick was forced off the road by a northbound pick up truck that was being pursued by a number of OPP police vehicles.

The SIU is appealing for the driver or occupants of this car or anyone else who witnessed this incident to contact the Lead Investigator at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1965.

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. 

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