SIU Investigating After Halton Officers Shoot Less-Lethal Shotgun, ARWEN at Man in Milton
Case Number: 23-OFP-031
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- At approximately 1:10 a.m. on January 30, 2023, officers were called to an apartment on Bronte Street South for a disturbance.
- Officers attempted to negotiate with the man and attempted to apprehend him under the Mental Health Act. The man exited his apartment with a weapon. One officer discharged a less-lethal shotgun round at the man. The man went back inside his apartment.
- Officers attempted to negotiate with the man without success. Officers entered the apartment and another officer discharged an ARWEN multiple times at the man.
- The man was apprehended and taken to hospital.
- He was not seriously injured.
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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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