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Police Leaders: Delays in SIU Investigations Unacceptable

The OACP’s new President continues to demand a resolution to delays to investigations by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which are eroding public confidence and one that leave citizens involved in police interactions, their families, and police officers in limbo.

Chief Bryan Larkin made his concerns public in response to the SIU’s 2016 annual report, which was released on June 29, 2017. The SIU noted that it takes almost 111 days, on average, to close a case. It can take even longer, for example, when an outside expert is retained to provide an opinion on evidence.  Chief Larkin did support the SIU’s arguments for more resources.  The OACP has consistently maintained that the Unit must be adequately sourced in order to accomplish its tasks.

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Police services in Ontario are encouraged to support the outstanding work of the OACP SIU Committee.  Please contact the OACP office if your service is not represented on the committee.

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