Presentation to cast light on Special Investigations Unit

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit remains in the vanguard of civilian oversight of police in Canada, says outreach coordinator Jasbir Brar.

When police officers are involved in incidents where someone has been seriously injured, dies or alleges sexual assault, the SIU has the statutory mandate to conduct independent investigations to determine whether a criminal offence took place.

Brar will discuss the unit’s mandate, the governing legislation, and its investigative process in a free public presentation, “SIU: Independent investigations and community confidence,” at noon on Thursday, February 9, in room 162, Chrysler Hall South.

Sponsored by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, the event is free and includes a light lunch for those who RSVP to