The Special Investigations Unit is a civilian law enforcement agency – created in 1990 – with the mission of nurturing public confidence in policing by ensuring that police conduct in cases which fall under SIU jurisdiction is subject to rigorous and independent investigation. The Unit is mandated with investigating incidents involving police that have resulted in serious injury, death, or an allegation of sexual assault. The SIU Director is empowered with the authority to investigate and, where there are reasonable grounds to do so charge police officers with a criminal offence.
On behalf of the SIU, I am pleased to share with you the Special Investigations Unit’s 2018 Annual Report, which provides an overview of the SIU’s key initiatives, investigation statistics, and significant cases handled by the Unit over the past year. Please note that all content in the Report is for 2018 except for the financial data, which reflect the fiscal year 2018-19.
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