News Release

SIU Investigating Discharge of ARWEN at Man in Brantford

Case Number: 21-OFP-231   

Mississauga, ON (28 July, 2021) ---
On Tuesday July 27, members of the Brantford Police Service (BPS) were executing a search warrant at a house in Brantford. A male party ran from the residence and he was chased by officers, including a member of the Canine Unit. An interaction between the male and the officers took place and a conducted energy weapon (CEW) was discharged and an ‘Anti Riot Weapon ENfield’ ARWEN was also discharged. Both stuck the male. 

The male was treated at Brantford General Hospital and released.

Two Investigators and two forensic investigators were assigned to the investigation.

The SIU is asking anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also asking anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website. 

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

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