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Communiqué de presse

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Hamilton Incident

Numéro du dossier: 18-OCI-059

Mississauga, ON (27 février 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained on the weekend by a 63-year-old man in Hamilton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after noon on Saturday, February 24, 2018, Hamilton Police Service officers attended a residence in the area of Rymal Road East and Upper James Street as a result of receiving a 911 call from the residence.
  • When officers entered the home, they became involved in an interaction with the man.
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident.

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