The Special Investigations Unit (“SIU” or the “Unit”) of Ontario, Canada, is a civilian agency responsible for investigating circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in a death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault. However all full-time SIU investigators are former law enforcement personnel or have worked for law enforcement agencies. The SIU claims to be dedicated to maintaining one law, ensuring equal justice before the law among both the police and the public.
As a civilian law enforcement agency, the SIU has the power and authority to investigate and charge police officers with criminal offences. The SIU is a unique investigative provincial body, representing approximately 23,000 police officers from municipal, regional, and provincial services. However, the SIU does not have the authority to investigate First Nations... Read More