SIU Investigating Death in Middlesex Area

    TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
investigating the death of a man on Oneida Road in Oneida First Nations
Territory early this morning.
    At approximately 12:30 a.m. February 26, 2009 an OPP officer was on
patrol on Bodkin Road. A car going in the opposite direction passed the
officer at a reported high rate of speed. The officer turned around to follow
the vehicle. The car was located a short distance later. It had struck a pile
of gravel. The driver, 19-year old Vincent Cane Barned of Mount Brydges,
sustained fatal injuries.
    The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators,
to probe the circumstances of this incident.
    SIU investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to
contact the Lead Investigator at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529, extension

    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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