SIU investigate after man suffers ‘critical’ injuries in Niagara Falls incident

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has cleared a Peterobrough Police Service officer after a woman was injured during an arrest in January 2022. Global News

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating an incident early Monday in Niagara Falls that sent a 43-year-old man to hospital in critical condition.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says a conducted energy weapon (CEW) was fired by Niagara Regional Police (NRPS) at the man as he attempted to flee after he allegedly drove a vehicle into a curb on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls.

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“The man became unresponsive, and officers administered Narcan as well as performed CPR,” the SIU said in a release following the incident around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

The SIU has released no further details on the nature of the encounter.

An investigation is ongoing.

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