SIU Investigating After North Bay Police Officer Shoots Man
Case Number: 22-OFI-027
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- At approximately 4:42 a.m. on January 30, 2022, officers encountered the man in front of a residence on Fraser Street. The man had a knife. There was an interaction between the officers and the man. An officer discharged his firearm and struck the man. The man fled the scene and the officers gave chase.
- Officers chased the man a short distance where he was arrested on Chippewa Street West.
- After his arrest, police provided first aid until paramedics arrived and he was transported to hospital. He is being treated for serious injuries.
- In relation to the interaction, an officer attended hospital and was treated for an injury.
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, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES