News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Serious Injury in Ottawa

Case Number: 18-OCI-194

Mississauga, ON (6 July, 2018) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a serious injury sustained by a 32-year-old man last month in Ottawa. 

Preliminary information suggests that at approximately 2:40 p.m on Friday, June 29, 2018, officers with the Ottawa Police Service attended the area of King Edward Avenue and Murray Street, in Ottawa. There was an interaction involving the man and OPS officers.  The man was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injury.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 9028. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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