SIU Investigates Firearm Death



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25 /CNW/ - Three investigators and two forensic
investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the
circumstances surrounding a police shooting involving the Ontario Provincial
Police (OPP) - Pickle Lake Detachment.
    The SIU was notified that on Wednesday June 24, 2009 at approximately
12:00 PM two OPP officers were conducting an investigation in the Osnaburgh
Lake area. During this investigation a police firearm was discharged and a man
was struck at least once. The man was pronounced dead a short time later.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact
the Unit at 416-622-1806 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
1-800-787-8529

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