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News Release

Appeal for Witnesses in Custody Injury Investigation

Case Number: 10-PCI-019

Mississauga (12 February, 2010) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an incident that occurred in the Town of Hastings on February 10, 2010.

The SIU was notified that at approximately 11:30 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police officers were in the area of Homewood Avenue to investigate a suspicious vehicle. During the arrest of a 51-year old man, there was an interaction between police and the man. He was taken to hospital and treated for a broken arm.

The lead investigator is interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area of Homewood Avenue between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. These individuals, and anyone else that may have information, are asked to call the SIU at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529.

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