SIU Investigating After Brantford Police Officer Discharged ARWEN at Man
Case Number: 22-OFP-065
- At approximately 4:44 p.m. on March 4, 2022, emergency responders received a 911 call regarding a man in distress at a residence on Victoria Street.
- Brantford Police Service officers were dispatched, and the man threatened officers with a knife. One officer discharged an ARWEN and struck him with a round.
- He was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital. The man was released from hospital later that evening. He was not injured.
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