MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 24 /CNW/ - At 10:22 a.m. today Mr. Richard Bastien
died from the firearm injuries he received on April 22, 2009 during an
interaction with members of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).
A post mortem will be conducted in Ottawa tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
The SIU is asking that anyone who may have any information on this matter
to contact the unit at 416-622-1898 or toll free at 1-800-787-8529 extension
The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to
the Attorney General.
For further information:
For further information: Frank Phillips, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou