SIU clears city officer in ARWEN discharge – Expositor Staff An Ontario police watchdog says a Brantford police officer committed no crime in discharging an anti-riot weapon at a 37-year-old man last Oct 19. The man was not seriously injured, according to a report released Wednesday by the Special Investigations Unit.   SIU director Joseph Martino said officers went the man’s […]

Removing trucks could be almost ‘impossible,’ say heavy towing experts

CBC News Incredibly difficult without co-operation from drivers, say those in the field Heavy-duty towing experts say it will be difficult or impossible to remove the hundreds of heavy trucks entrenched in Ottawa’s downtown — unless the drivers allow it. CBC counted 40 trucks on Kent Street and 109 on Wellington Street Friday, with dozens […]

SIU investigating ARWEN discharge in Greater Napanee Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is currently investigating an incident that took place in Greater Napanee yesterday, in which an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 58-year-old man. According to a release from the SIU, preliminary information suggests the following: After 11 a.m. on January 3, 2022 […]

SIU clears OPP officer’s use of anti-riot weapon

Official acted ‘reasonably’ during arrest, suspect awaiting sentencing Michael Lee – North Bay Nugget Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has found no basis to proceed with criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer who discharged an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield, or ARWEN, during an arrest in May. The SIU released its decision from director Joseph […]

Ontario police watchdog clears Guelph officer of wrongdoing in Brantford standoff A Guelph, Ont., police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with an April 2021 standoff at a Brantford, Ont., home, during which a man barricaded himself inside a residence for four days, according to the province’s police watchdog.   The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says the officer — who fired two […]

Life and death’: Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

Canadian Press CALGARY — Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared Calgary police officers in a 2018 fatal shooting that involved a 25-year-old man who was dealing with mental health issues. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says in a report that police received a call from a gym on Aug. 30, 2018, reporting an individual who […]

Police cleared by SIU in Mississauga in anti-riot weapon inciden

By Glenn Hendry – The Special Investigative Unit have cleared Tactical Unit officers of Peel Regional Police of any “wrongdoing” over an incident in February when pepper spray, a Controlled Energy Weapon (taser) and an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) were all used to subdue a woman armed with a knife. Police responded to a […]

Man Taken Into Custody After Incident At Downtown Church

Victoria Police: Victoria, BC –A man has been taken into custody after an incident at a downtown Victoria church. Patrol officers were called to a church in the 700-block of View Street just before 2:30 p.m. this afternoon after staff called 911 to report that a man had kicked open the church doors and was causing […]