SIU Appeals for Witnesses to an Incident Involving Officers of the Hamilton Police Service

    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
appealing for witnesses to an incident that took place in Hamilton's
entertainment district.
    On Saturday September 6, 2008 between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m., officers
responded to a disturbance call in front of 33 Hess Street, which is also the
name of the pub located at that address in the city's downtown core between
Main and King Streets. During an altercation with police, a 20-year-old man
received a fractured jaw.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone, who either witnessed this incident or
may have any information about this matter, to contact the Unit at
416-622-0748, extension 1965, 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.

For further information:

For further information: John Yoannou, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529; For general information about the SIU, please visit our
website at

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