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News Release

SIU Appeals to Public for Information in Reopened G20 Investigation

Case Number: 10-OCI-116

Mississauga (14 January, 2011) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the custody injuries sustained by Mr. Dorian Barton on June 26, 2010 at the G20 demonstrations in Toronto.

The SIU has received a number of photographs that depict Mr. Barton's interaction with police officers. In one of the photos there is a male dressed in a green shirt carrying a backpack.

To view this photo, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/siuphoto.jpg.

The SIU is interested in speaking with the male captured in this photograph and would ask him, or anyone who may know who he is, to contact the SIU.

Additionally, anyone who may have any information regarding this case is asked to call the SIU at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #2293.

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