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Communiqué de presse

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction between Woman and Police in Chatham

Numéro du dossier: 18-PCI-076

Mississauga, ON (16 mars 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred on the weekend between a 24-year-old woman and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers with the Chatham-Kent detachment. The SIU was notified of the incident by the woman.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Close to midnight on March 10, 2018, the woman was traveling eastbound on Park Avenue West. Just south of Lacroix Street, the woman was pulled over by an OPP officer.
  • There was an interaction, and the woman was arrested.
  • Soon after being released from the police station, the woman attended hospital where she was diagnosed with serious injuries.

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