Police watchdog investigating after man seriously injured in London arrest | CBC News
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a man was seriously injured during an arrest by London police over the weekend.
The London Police Service (LPS) provided no additional information and directed all inquiries to the SIU.
Officers were responding to a break and enter at a business on Power Street, just south of Hamilton Road and Highbury Avenue, around 2 a.m. ET on Saturday, the LPS said in a statement.
Surveillance cameras captured two people inside the property, police said, adding that a male suspect was located with the help of a canine unit. The interaction with police left a man hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police did not specify the nature of the injury. The man was later discharged from hospital.
But in a statement, the SIU said a 55-year-old man had been bitten by a police dog.
Other SIU-investigated cases
The weekend case marks at least the ninth investigation to be launched by the SIU involving London police since September, and the 21st so far this year. Seven cases have been closed so far, with no charges laid.
Over the weekend, the SIU announced it would not lay charges against a London police officer in the shooting death of a 35-year-old armed suspect in July.
SIU director Joseph Martino found no reasonable grounds to believe the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death, a news release issued by the agency said.