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News Release

SIU Investigates Incident in London

Case Number: 09-OVI-123

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 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