News Release

SIU Seeking Witnesses of Woman’s Arrest at Lindsay Laundromat

Case Number: 22-OCI-210   

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Mississauga, ON (16 September, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking witnesses to the arrest of a 26-year-old woman in Lindsay by Kawartha Lakes Police Service officers on Sunday, July 10. The SIU launched an investigation after being notified by Kawartha Lakes Police Service on August 18 following a notification from the Ontario Independent Police Review Director. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On Sunday, July 10, 2022, officers went to the Lindsay Dry Cleaners and Coin Laundry at 211 Kent Street W for a disturbance.
  • Officers handcuffed the woman and brought her to the cruiser in the parking lot when there was an interaction.
  • The woman was released from custody and subsequently went to hospital where she was diagnosed with a serious injury.
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