SIU Appeals for Witnesses to a Disturbance at the Havelock Jamboree in Peterborough



    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
appealing for witnesses to an incident involving officers of the Ontario
Provincial Police.
    On August 17, 2008 at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a
report of a disturbance in progress in the camping area of the Havelock
Jamboree grounds. They arrested one man whom they placed in the rear of a
cruiser and transported to hospital in Peterborough for treatment of non-life
threatening injuries.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident at
the Havelock Jamboree grounds on August 17th or who may have any information
about it to contact the Unit at 416-622-2314 or 1-800-787-8529.

    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: John Yoannou, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529; For general information about the SIU, please visit our
website at www.siu.on.ca

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