New SIU Director Appointed

    Attorney General Thanks Outgoing Director James Cornish For His

    TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ -


    Ian D. Scott has been appointed as the Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
Director effective October 16, 2008, replacing James Cornish whose term
expires on October 15, 2008.
    Called to the Bar in 1983, Scott has practiced exclusively in criminal
law and administrative law. Over the span of his career, Scott has acted as
both Crown and defence counsel in cases involving police officers under the
Criminal Code and at Police Services Act hearings and appeals. He has also
appeared as counsel at Coroner's inquests.
    Scott has written on civilian oversight, demonstrating an excellent
understanding of the field.


    "Ian Scott's impressive legal career and broad range of criminal law
experience will serve the SIU well in moving forward," said Attorney General
Chris Bentley. "I'd like to thank James Cornish for his leadership and
commitment to thorough and balanced civilian oversight over the past four and
a half years."


    -   James Cornish was appointed Director of the SIU in April 2004.
    -   The SIU is a civilian law enforcement agency, independent of the
        police, that investigates circumstances involving police and
        civilians which have resulted in serious injury, including sexual
        assault, or death.
    -   The SIU reports to the Attorney General; however its investigations
        and decisions are made independent of government.


    Learn more about the Special Investigations Unit

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For further information:

For further information: Sheamus Murphy, Ministry of the Attorney
General, Minister's Office, (416) 326-1785; Brendan Crawley, Ministry of the
Attorney General, Communications Branch, (416) 326-2210

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