SIU Investigates Firearm Injury in Ottawa

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm injury to a man who was
interacting with members of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) yesterday
    The OPS reported that just after 4:30 p.m. June 3, 2009 a warrant was
executed at an apartment building on Cumberland Street. Shortly after police
entered the apartment a police firearm was discharged. A 30 year old Ottawa
man sustained a non-life threatening bullet wound to his right leg. The man
was taken to hospital for treatment. He was admitted and underwent surgery.
    Four investigators and three forensic investigators from the SIU are in
Ottawa to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident.
    At this time one officer has been identified as a subject officer and
five officers have been identified as witness officers.

    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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