SIU Started an Investigation into Arrest of an Ottawa Man, Appealing for Witnesses
Case Number: 16-OCI-193
Toronto, ON (24 July, 2016) —
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 37-year-old man in Ottawa.
Preliminary information suggests the following:
- Around 10:30 a.m. this morning, Ottawa Police officers were called to the area of Wellington Street West and Fairmont Avenue for reports of a man causing a disturbance.
- Officers responded and located a 37-year-old man. Shortly after, there was a confrontation outside 55 Hilda Street.
- At some point during the confrontation, the man suffered medical distress.
- He was transported to Ottawa Civic Hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.
Five investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to investigate this incident.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.
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