SIU Investigating Discharge of Less Lethal Firearm by Officer in South Frontenac
Case Number: 22-PFP-105
- On April 7th, 2022, OPP officers were dispatched to a residence after receiving a 911 call regarding a man in distress.
- The Tactical Response Unit contained the area.
- An interaction ensued between officers and the man, and the man was struck by a projectile from a less lethal firearm that was discharged by one of the officers.
- The man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
- publicly report the results of its investigations
Monica Hudon, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES