News Release

SIU Investigating Serious Injuries Suffered by Man in London

Case Number: 22-OCI-291   

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Mississauga, ON (4 November, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 28-year-old man in London yesterday. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • 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.
Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

At this time, one subject official and three witness officials have been designated.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation 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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Aaron Murphy, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES