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News Release

SIU Investigating Incident in Campbellford

Case Number: 09-PVI-153

Mississauga (2 July, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the serious injuries suffered by two people early this morning in an incident involving the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - Northumberland Detachment.

The OPP reported that just after 1:00 a.m. June 25, 2009 an officer attempted to stop a vehicle on Crown River Road. The vehicle did not stop. A short time later the vehicle was located on County Road 38 where it had left the roadway. The four occupants in the vehicle were injured, two seriously. All four people were admitted to Campbellford Hospital.

The SIU has assigned five investigators, including two forensic investigators, to investigate the incident.

SIU investigators are appealing for anyone who 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. 

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