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News Release

SIU Investigates Custody Incident in Orillia

Case Number: 09-PCD-159

Mississauga (2 July, 2009) --- The Ontario Provincial Police contacted the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at 0525 hrs July 1, 2009 to report an indecent at their Orillia Detachment. A 48 year old male that they had been investigating went into distress in a holding cell and was transported to hospital by ambulance. The SIU is probing the circumstances surrounding the incident and has sent four Investigators and one Forensic Identification Investigator to Orillia.

The investigation is in the early stages and interviews are being conducted at this time.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

5090 Commerce Boulevard/5090, boulevard Commerce, Mississauga, ON L4W 5M4
Tel/Tã©l: 416-622-0748 • 1 -800-787-8529 • Fax/Tã©lã©c: 416-622-2455 • www.siu.on.ca

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