News Release

SIU Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in London

Case Number: 21-OFI-232   

Mississauga, ON (28 July, 2021) ---
On Wednesday July 28, 2021, officers from the London Police Service (LPS) responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment in London. Attending officers were met by the complainant who was armed with knives.  Two officers deployed their conducted energy weapon (CEW) and a third officer discharged his pistol. The complainant was struck with the projectiles.

He was transported to Victoria Hospital in London and treated for his injuries.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators were assigned.

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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