SIU Probes Incident in Ottawa



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has
sent two investigators to Ottawa to probe the circumstances of an incident
that occurred Monday afternoon.
    On May 11, 2009 an off-duty member of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) was
involved in a physical confrontation with a member of the public at the Ottawa
Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The citizen was injured and as a
result the SIU has taken jurisdiction of the investigation.

    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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