Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Injury to Man in Georgetown

Numéro du dossier: 20-OFI-012

Mississauga, ON (24 janvier 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 46-year-old man earlier this week in Georgetown.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the afternoon of January 22, 2020, an individual attended the police station to report concern for a family member. As a result, Halton Regional Police Service officers were dispatched to a residence in the area of Delrex Boulevard and Mountainview Road South.
  • Officers began negotiating with a man who was inside the residence. 
  • When the man exited the residence, he became involved in an interaction with officers.
  • One officer fired plastic projectiles from an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) at the man, and he was struck.
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. At this time, one subject officer and seven 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