Oversight of police: Oversight Unseen

Oversight of police: Oversight Unseen

Special Investigations Unit

Date: 09-30-2008

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the province’s civilian agency responsible for investigating police actions involving serious injury or death, was found to be lacking in teeth; the report called for new legislation to enhance its mandate and measures to improve the credibility of its investigations.

Ombudsman's report: oversight unseen

Investigation announced June 7, 2007.
Report published September 30, 2008.

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Special Investigations Unit must dispel “toothless tiger” image: Ombudsman investigation finds culture of complacency at SIU (Press release - September 30, 2008)
Ombudsman’s Remarks (accessible PDF)
Backgrounder (accessible PDF)
Fact Sheet (accessible PDF)
Videos of Press Conference (1) (2) (3) (4)
Ontario Ombudsman to Investigate Special Investigations Unit (Press relase - June 7, 2007)

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