SIU Investigating Serious Injuries Suffered by Man in London
Case Number: 22-OCI-291
- After 8 am on November 3, 2022, London Police Service (LPS) officers were following a vehicle that had fled a scene.
- Near the intersection of Sholto Drive and Stroud Cresent, a man left the vehicle, and he was tracked by LPS officers and a police dog.
- The dog bit the man, and the man was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.
- The man was released from hospital yesterday.
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
Aaron Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES