SIU Investigating Firearm Discharge at Man in Chatham-Kent
Case Number: 21-OFP-220
- At 9:11 p.m. on July 14, 2021, police responded to a 911 hang-up call on Webb Street in Chatham.
- Chatham-Kent Police Service officers responded and located a 50-year-old man outside the residence.
- Attempts were made to negotiate with the man and, during an interaction, a Controlled Energy Weapon was deployed, followed by a less lethal round.
- Paramedics responded and determined he did not sustain serious injury. The man is in custody.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
- publicly report the results of its investigations
Kristy Denette, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342