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SIU Investigates Incident in London

Case Number: 09-OVI-123   

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Mississauga (1 June, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision that occurred in London early this morning.

The London Police Service (LPS) reported that at 1:42 a.m. three officers were conducting an investigation on Black Friar near Argyle Street. Another officer was on scene and seated in his LPS SUV. A vehicle driving westbound drove into the front of the stopped LPS vehicle. The officer from the police vehicle and the 27 year old driver of the other vehicle were taken to Victoria Hospital in London for treatment.

The SIU has assigned four investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1 –800-787-8529 extension #1867.

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

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