News Release

SIU Investigating After Man in London Sustains Serious Injury

Case Number: 18-OVI-262

Mississauga, ON (2 September, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained today by a 20-year-old man in London.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight, a London Police Service officer responded to the Leroy Avenue and Taylor Street area to conduct an investigation.
  • While operating the cruiser, the officer heard a sound.
  • He exited the cruiser and found an injured male lying outside the cruiser.
  • The man was transported to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

Two investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and three witness officers have been designated.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342