SIU Investigating After Police Officer Discharges ARWEN at Man in Aurora
Case Number: 22-OFP-201
- At approximately 6 a.m. on August 10, 2022, YRPS officers were dispatched to a home on Cashel Court in relation to an intruder call. Officers were given information that the person of interest had a knife.
- Once at the scene, officers contained the area.
- At approximately 8 a.m., one officer discharged his ARWEN at the man. Two officers deployed their conducted energy weapons (CEW) at the man.
- The man was apprehended and transported to hospital.
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
Monica Hudon, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES