SIU Investigates Injury in Bracebridge



    TORONTO, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - Four investigators from the Special
Investigations Unit (SIU) are in Bracebridge today to investigate an incident
that resulted in a man suffering a broken ankle.
    On August 2, 2007, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Ontario Provincial
Police (OPP) received a complaint of a group of people causing a disturbance
in the area of Manitoba Street and Monck Road. OPP officers in two cruisers
arrived at the scene. Moments later, a 26-year-old man came into contact with
one of the cruisers. He suffered a broken ankle and is being treated at St.
Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
    SIU investigators are probing the circumstances of how the injury
occurred. The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to
contact the Unit at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 x1935.

    The SIU is a civilian government agency that investigates circumstances
involving police and civilians, which have resulted in serious injury or
death. Under Section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU
has the authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the
findings of an investigation. The Director's decision is reported to the
Attorney General.





For further information:

For further information: Rose Bliss, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529

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