SIU Releases Further Information Regarding Collision Involving Toronto Police

    TORONTO, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Further to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
news release issued this morning at 10:48ET, the following updated information
is now available:

    - the man injured has been identified as 42-year-old Richard David Audit
      of no fixed address. He remains under police guard in St. Michael's
      Hospital where he was treated for a broken right leg.
    - The officer injured in this case received minor injuries and was
      treated and released from hospital. He was dragged a short distance by
      the wanted vehicle in the Dundas Street / University Avenue
    - The SIU has designated five officers to be interviewed: one subject
      officer and four witness officers.

    Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call the SIU at
(416) 622-0748.

    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: John Yoannou, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou

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