SIU Probes North Bay Man's Injuries

    TORONTO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - Two investigators from the Special
Investigations Unit (SIU) along with an SIU forensic identification technician
(FIT) are probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries to a 28-year-old
North Bay man last Saturday.
    At 2:37 p.m. December 15, 2007, the North Bay Police Service was at a
Main St. West address regarding a disturbance call. As a result of the
investigation the officers attempted to arrest a man. During the arrest a
physical altercation took place between the officers and the man. The man
suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital where he was admitted for
    The SIU investigators are interested in talking to the driver of a pick
up truck who was seen in the area at the time of the arrest, or to anyone else
who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information is asked to
contact call the lead investigator at the SIU at 1 800 787 8529 extension No.

    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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