TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is looking
into the circumstances surrounding an injury suffered by a Sault Ste. Marie
man during a police investigation.
On Sunday October 5, 2008 at approximately 3:15 p.m., officers of the
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service went to an apartment on Wellington Street East
to arrest a man on a warrant in connection with an alleged domestic assault.
During the investigation, an officer at the rear of the building found the
wanted man injured on the ground below a third floor window.
A 20-year-old man is in hospital for treatment of serious back injuries,
which are non-life threatening.
The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact
the Unit at 1-800-787-8529, extension 1898.
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