SIU Updates Shooting Investigation in Sarnia



    TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
continuing to probe the circumstances of a fatal police shooting that occurred
on March 7, 2007, involving the Sarnia Police Service.
    Michael Douglas, 35 years of age, was fatally shot during a confrontation
with SPS officers at the corner of Russell and Bright Streets in Sarnia.
    As part of the probe, SIU investigators have designated one subject and
six witness officers. Investigators will attend the post mortem examination
that is scheduled for today in London and continue with police and civilian
witness interviews. Investigators are continuing to appeal for anyone who
witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529
x 1935.

    The SIU is a civilian government agency that investigates circumstances
involving police and civilians, which have resulted in serious injury or
death. Under Section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU
has the authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the
findings of an investigation. The Director's decision is reported to the
Attorney General.





For further information:

For further information: Rose Bliss, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529

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