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News Release

Second Update on Ottawa Investigation

Case Number: 09-OFD-090

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- Mr. Richard Bastien died from the firearm injuries he received on April 22, 2009 during an interaction with members of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).

A post mortem will be conducted in Ottawa tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

The SIU is asking that anyone who may have any information on this matter to contact the unit at 416-622-1898 or toll free at 1-800-787-8529 extension #1957.

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342