SIU Investigating Police Officer Who Shot Man with ARWEN in Sudbury
Case Number: 22-OFP-096
- On March 30, 2022, GSPS officers responded to an apartment unit on 2nd Avenue North in relation to a domestic dispute. A person of interest – the 43-year-old man – was no longer at the residence when officers arrived.
- At approximately 3:45 p.m. on March 31, 2022, officers learned that the man was at an apartment on Grenadier Drive.
- Upon arriving at the ground-floor apartment unit, officers instructed the man to come out of the residence, but he refused to do so.
- At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers observed the man through a window holding a hatchet in his hand.
- One of the officers deployed his ARWEN at the man twice.
- The man was taken into custody and transported to the police station.
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, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES