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News Release

SIU Probes Incident in Ottawa

Case Number: 10-OCI-198

Mississauga (18 September, 2010) --- Three investigators and two forensic investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding an incident that occurred at 10:52 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2010.

The Ottawa Police Service reported to the SIU that officers had been conducting an investigation in the area of 545 King Edward Street, looking for a male person. While looking for the male person, another male was located in the area. As an officer went to speak with this male person, he went over a fence and dropped from sight.

The 24-year-old male was found lying on the concrete to the underground parking garage entrance to 10 Henderson Street. He was bleeding from the head area and non responsive. He was transported to the Ottawa Civic hospital for treatment.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or the lead investigator at 1-888-489-2565.

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342