SIU Terminates Investigation into Sudbury Vehicle Injury

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has terminated its investigation into an injury sustained by a 20-year-old man in Sudbury early this morning.

The SIU was notified that at 2:56 a.m. on November 17, 2009, two Sudbury Police Service officers in a marked vehicle were attempting to stop a vehicle on Bancroft Drive for allegedly driving dangerously. A short time later, the vehicle rolled over in the area of 1159 Bancroft Drive. The driver of the vehicle was taken to St. Joseph Health Centre for treatment of an injury to his ankle, and was discharged from hospital shortly after.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator from the SIU probed the circumstances surrounding this incident, and determined the injury sustained did not meet the threshold that would mandate an SIU investigation. Accordingly, the Unit's investigation was terminated.

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.

SOURCE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

For further information: For further information: Monica Hudon, SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529

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