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SIU Investigating After Two Men Struck by Police Cruiser in Waterloo

Numéro du dossier: 19-OVI-083

Mississauga, ON (20 avril 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained early this morning by two men in Waterloo when they were struck by a Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) cruiser.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3 a.m. on April 20, 2019, WRPS officers got a call about an altercation between individuals in the area of Hickory Street West and King Street North. Police were also informed that shots had been fired.
  • Police responded.
  • Two men were in the middle of King Street North when they were struck by a cruiser.
  • A 26-year-old man was transported to Hamilton General Hospital where he is in the Intensive Care Unit. A 22-year-old man was taken to a Kitchener hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
 
Four investigators, three forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and five 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