SIU Closes Second Investigation into York Custody Injury
Case Number: 09-OCI-104
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In April 2010, the SIU reopened the investigation after learning there were additional witnesses who wanted to provide information. These witnesses were interviewed, as was another witness who had provided a statement to the SIU during the original investigation but now claimed he had further information to provide.
Upon his review of the additional information, Director Scott concluded, "I continue to remain of the view that no probable cause exists to believe the subject officers committed a criminal offence in relation to the arrest of Mr. Gregory."
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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