SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Collision in Ottawa

TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Two Investigators and two Forensic Identification Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding a collision between an Ottawa Police cruiser and a pedestrian.

The SIU was notified that on Friday, November 6th, 2009 at approximately 5:14 PM a collision occurred in the area of 3781 Strandherd Drive, in the City of Ottawa, involving an Ottawa Police cruiser and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 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.

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

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