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News Release

York Regional Police Officer Charged

Case Number: 11-OSA-019

Mississauga (4 May, 2011) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the York Regional Police (YRP) committed a criminal offence in relation to an incident involving a 28-year-old woman. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

The SIU was contacted on February 1, 2011 by the YRP regarding a complaint of a sexual nature against one of their officers. The alleged incident occurred on January 27, 2011 when the woman was arrested and then en route to the police station in the officer’s cruiser.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Constable Noor Khan is facing one charge of Sexual Assault, contrary to s. 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice, 50 Eagle Street West, Newmarket, on June 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the charged officer and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.

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. 

Frank Phillips, frank.phillips@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342