TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing
the circumstances surrounding the shooting of man by the Midland Police
Service (MPS) earlier today.
The MPS contacted the SIU at 5:22 p.m. The MPS advised that just before
5:00 p.m. two officers responded to Scott Street in regards to a 9-1-1 call.
When the officers arrived they interacted with a man outside the home. During
the interaction an officer fired at least one shot and the man was struck.
The man was transported to Huronia Hospital in Midland by ambulance.
The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to
probe the circumstances surrounding this incident. Investigators are appealing
for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at
416-641-1867 or 1-800-787-8529 extension No.1867.
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