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Communiqué de presse

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction outside Ottawa Restaurant

Numéro du dossier: 18-OCI-045

Mississauga, ON (21 février 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an injury sustained on the weekend by a 60-year-old man in Ottawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018, Ottawa Police Service officers attended the Boston Pizza located at 1055 St. Laurent Boulevard in response to a man making threats to restaurant staff.
  • An interaction between the man and officers took place both inside and outside the restaurant, and the man was subsequently arrested.
  • He was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Two investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, four subject officers and six 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