TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has
terminated its investigation into an incident that occurred on August 5, 2007,
On August 10, 2007, two SIU investigators started an investigation after
learning about a young man's allegations that he had suffered serious injuries
during an altercation with Guelph Police Service (GPS) officers on August 5.
As a first step, investigators gathered medical information to verify the
nature of the youth's injuries. Investigators obtained medical records and
conducted an interview with the treating physician. They also spoke with the
young man himself. All of the evidence confirmed that the young man did not
suffer punctured eardrums or any other serious injury.
Consequently the Director of the SIU, James Cornish, has terminated this
investigation based on the fact there is no serious injury and accordingly
does not fall within this investigative mandate of the SIU.
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
For further information:
For further information: Rose Bliss, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou