SIU Investigates Shooting in Bramalea



    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has
assigned seven investigators and three forensic investigators to probe a
police shooting that occurred at 6:00 p.m. in Bramalea last evening.
    At 6:33 p.m. March 26, 2008, the Peel Regional Police (PRP) advised the
SIU that, a number of their officers responded to a disturbance call on
Alaskan Summit Cr. in Bramalea. When an officer arrived he saw a man wielding
a baseball bat. The officer confronted the man. After some interaction the
officer fired his pistol. The man sustained a single gunshot wound to his
abdomen.
    22-year-old Nirmal Bagri was taken to Brampton Civic Hospital by
ambulance where he underwent surgery. Mr. Bagri is recovering in hospital.
    The SIU has designated one PRP officer as a subject officer and four as
witness officers.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact
the Unit at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 extension No. 1935.

    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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