Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Audio 10:45 AM ET

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Ontario Audio 10:45 AM ET

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R03 - (Ont-Police-Oversight)

OAKVILLE, Ont. x-10s. Ontario is narrowing the scope of mandatory Special Investigations Unit probes into police conduct. Under the new legislation, the SIU would investigate when police use of force results in serious injury or death, as well as when an officer has shot at a person or if there is a reported sexual assault, and would have to wrap up investigations within 120 days. Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Sylvia Jones says previous oversight legislation treated police as guilty until proven innocent.

("..fundamental responsibility.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Attorney General Caroline Mulroney says the changes will focus the SIU's mandate to investigating suspected criminal activity, instead of treating an officer like a suspect if they unsuccessfully try to stop a suicide attempt. …

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