News Release

SIU Investigating Custody Injury in Oshawa

Case Number: 10-OCI-228

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Mississauga (25 October, 2010) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a man in Oshawa early yesterday morning. The SIU investigation to this point has determined the following:
  • At approximately 7:00 a.m. October 24, 2010, officers of the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) went to an address on Gibb Street to execute a search warrant.
  • During the police investigation an 18-year-old male suffered non-life threatening injuries.  He was taken to Lakeridge Health Science in Oshawa and later transferred to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.
Five investigators from the SIU have been assigned to this investigation.  At present one officer has been designated as a subject officer and thirteen officers as witness officers.
Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

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

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