SIU Updates Sarnia Investigation

    TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - The condition of the 43-year-old man, who was
involved in an incident involving the Sarnia Police Service on March 16, 2007,
has improved. He is currently stable and conscious at Sarnia General Hospital.
    On Friday evening, the man was involved in a confrontation with police
officers. He was eventually subdued by officers and taken into police custody.
A short time later, officers became aware that the man needed medical
assistance and brought him to Sarnia General Hospital where he was admitted.
    The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned six investigators to
probe the nature and extent of police involvement in this incident.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving
police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or
death. Under Part VII, Section 113, of the Police Services Act, the Director
of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are
warranted based on the findings of a complete investigation. The Director's
decision is reported to the Attorney General.

For further information:

For further information: Rose Bliss, SIU Communications, Service des
communications, UES, Telephone, No. de telephone: (416) 622-2342, or, ou

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