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Update: SIU Investigation in Pelham

Numéro du dossier: 18-OFI-341

Mississauga, ON (30 novembre 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the shooting injuries sustained by a Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officer yesterday in Pelham.

The SIU can confirm that on November 29, 2018, Niagara Regional Police Service officers were in the area of Effingham Street and Roland Road to investigate a collision that had occurred days prior. Around noon, two of the officers became involved in an altercation. One officer discharged his firearm multiple times, and the other officer was struck. The officer who was struck was transported to hospital where he is in stable condition.

At this time, one subject officer has been designated. The officer who was struck, as well as 12 other officers, have been designated as witness officers. As per the Unit’s policy, the identities of police officers who have been designated cannot be disclosed during the course of an SIU investigation.

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