Appeal for Witnesses

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is presently investigating an incident that occurred in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 7, 2009. At about 1:47 p.m. on this date, officers with the Ottawa Police Service became involved in an incident with a man on a bicycle in the front parking lot area of 1535 Alta Vista Drive. The man was arrested and taken into custody.

The SIU is appealing for witnesses with any information in relation to the incident to contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1806.

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.

SOURCE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

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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