News Release

SIU Investigating Serious Injury of Man at Peterborough Protest

Case Number: 22-OCI-206   

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Mississauga, ON (15 August, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury of a 55-old man in Peterborough on Saturday.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the afternoon of August 13, 2022, protesters gathered outside the Peterborough Police Service station and counter-protesters converged.
  • At about 4 p.m. on August 13, 2022, Peterborough Police Service officers arrested the man following an interaction with police.
  • The man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury and admitted to hospital.
Two investigators have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

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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Kristy Denette, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES