SIU Investigating Police Shooting of Man in Kitchener
Case Number: 21-OFI-263
- At approximately 6:50 p.m., on August 18, 2021, officers responded to a call related to a man in distress near Strasburg Road and Ottawa Street.
- The man approached an officer with a weapon, and police shot him with a firearm.
- The man has been taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
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
Kristy Denette, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342