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SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Kingston Arrest

Case Number: 20-OCI-235   

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Mississauga, ON (15 October, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest last month of a man in Kingston, and is appealing for witnesses with video footage to provide that evidence to investigators.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4 a.m. on September 23, 2020, Kingston Police officers and Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to a residence on Ford Street for a reported stabbing. 
  • Upon arriving, officers found a person of interest – a 33-year-old man – barricaded in a unit. 
  • After a standoff that lasted approximately 12 hours, the man was apprehended. 
  • He was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Three 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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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