SIU Concludes Investigation into Bolton Shooting

    TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has
concluded its investigation into the injuries sustained by a 41-year-old
Bolton man.
    The SIU assigned five field investigators and two forensic identification
technicians to probe the circumstances surrounding this occurrence.
    On December 23, 2007, three members of the Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP) - Caledon detachment were called to Queen St. in Bolton in respect of a
man acting in an erratic manner. The officers located the man in a plaza on
Queen St. The man ran from the officers and after a brief foot-chase they
caught up to him in the area of Leonard and Pearl. As the officers were
interacting with the man, who was armed with a knife, an OPP officer
discharged his pistol. The man received a single gunshot wound. He was taken
to hospital where he was treated and ultimately released.
    As a result of the SIU investigation it was determined that the injuries
suffered by the man were not of a serious nature. As the injuries did not fall
within the mandate of the SIU, this matter has been closed.

    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: Frank Phillips, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou

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