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Canada Ontario's police watchdog investigating after incident in west end

16:05  08 december  2019
16:05  08 december  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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The Special Investigations Unit (French: Unité des enquêtes spéciales, SIU or "the Unit") is the civilian oversight agency responsible for investigating circumstances involving police that have resulted in a death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault of a civilian in Ontario , Canada.

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  Ontario's police watchdog investigating after incident in west end © MattGush\Getty

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an "interaction" between a Toronto police officer and a member of the public in the west end early Sunday, police say.

The incident occurred west of Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue. Toronto police were dispatched at about 1:20 a.m., according to Const. Alex Li, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service.

"What I can confirm at this point in time is that a member of our service had an interaction with a member of the public, and as a result, the SIU has invoked their mandate," Li said.

Toronto paramedics said a man believed to be in his 40s was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries from that area at that time.

Police are guarding a scene in an alley that connects Vanauley Street, north of Queen Street West and west of Spadina Avenue.

A police cruiser appears to have boxed in a van, which is pinned against a building. The front of the cruiser and the front of the van appear to be damaged.

No other information was available.

The SIU is an arms-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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