SIU investigating sexual assault allegations against Waterloo police officer

File photo of the SIU headquarters in Mississauga. File / Global News

Ontario’s police watchdog has been called in to investigate allegations of sexual assault against a Waterloo Regional Police officer.

Waterloo police say that an officer pulled over a suspected impaired driver in the Township of Wellesley on Sunday morning at 11:11 a.m.

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While the officer was investigating, police say an allegation of sexual assault was made.

Waterloo police then contacted the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which then invoked its mandate.

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A spokesperson for the SIU would only say that agency investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

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The SIU is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in death, serious injury or alleged sexual assault.

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