TORONTO, Dec. 24 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
continuing its investigation into the injury sustained by a 41-year-old Bolton
man on December 23, 2007.
At 2:30 p.m. yesterday three members of the Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP) - Caledon detachment were called to Queen St. in Bolton in regards to a
man acting in an erratic manner. The officers located the man in a plaza on
Queen St. The man ran from the officers and after a brief foot-chase they
caught up to him in the area of Leonard and Pearl. As the officers were
interacting with the man, an OPP officer discharged his pistol. The man
received a single gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital where he was
treated. His injuries are not life threatening.
The SIU has assigned five field investigators and two forensic
identification technicians to probe the circumstances surrounding this
occurrence. At present one OPP officer has been designated a subject officer
and three OPP officers have been designated as witness officers.
The SIU is asking that anyone who witnessed this incident to contact them
at 416-622-0748 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: Frank Phillips, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone, No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or, ou