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Communiqué de presse

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Man’s Arrest in Lindsay Recreation Complex Parking Lot

Numéro du dossier: 19-OCI-163

Mississauga, ON (19 juillet 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to the arrest of a 75-year-old man earlier this month in Lindsay.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On July 8, 2019, Kawartha Lakes Police Service received a call regarding a domestic incident. As a result, at approximately 4 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Lindsay Recreation Complex located at 133 Adelaide Street. 
  • In the rear parking lot of the facility, an officer became involved in an interaction with a 75-year-old man. The man was arrested and taken to the police station.
  • He was later transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and seven witness officers have been designated.
 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident 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