SIU Continues Investigation into Barrie Man's Injuries



    TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
continuing its investigation into the injuries sustained by a 41-year-old
Barrie man in the early morning hours of September 11, 2007 during the
execution of a Search Warrant at his apartment.
    The SIU has assigned three investigators full-time to probe into the
circumstances surrounding this occurrence. At present two Barrie Police
Service officers have been designated as subject officers and eleven officers
have been designated as witness officers. Sixteen other people that were in
the apartment at the time of the search will also contacted by the SIU to
determine if they have any information to assist the investigators. The SIU is
also analyzing the devices that were used by the police during the incident.

    The SIU is a civilian government agency that investigates circumstances
involving police and civilians, which have resulted in serious injury or
death. Under Section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU
has the authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the
findings of an investigation. The Director's decision is reported 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
1-800-787-8529

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