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Communiqué de presse

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Oshawa Interaction

Numéro du dossier: 18-OCI-242

Mississauga, ON (21 août 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious injury sustained earlier this month by a 53-year-old man in Oshawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, officers with Durham Regional Police Service responded to the area of Athol Street East and Celina Street as a result of receiving a complaint about a man in a restaurant.
  • Officers located the man in a public parking lot at that intersection, and there was an interaction between the man and officers. 
  • The man later attended hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Two investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and eight 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.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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