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SIU Terminates Investigation Into Injuries Suffered By Man At Protest Outside Of Peterborough Police Station Last Summer

PETERBOROUGH-The Special Investigations Unit has terminated an investigation into the reported injury suffered by a man during an August protest on the grounds of the Peterborough police station.

At approximately 1:00pm on August 13, 2022, a group of protestors set up outside the Peterborough Police station intending to “arrest” police officers for “COVID crimes” and “crimes against humanity”.  The group, organized by Romana Didulo the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada”,  remained outside for several hours.

Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2022/08/26/sixth-arrest-made-in-connection-with-queen-of-canada-protest-at-peterborough-police-station/

A 55-year-old man became involved in a physical altercation with police officers and was arrested. While being booked following his arrest, the man indicated he had suffered broken ribs. At the time the SIU reported the man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury and admitted to hospital.
SIU investigators made several attempts to speak with the man, but the man declined an interview and refused to authorize the release of his medical records.
In the circumstances, Director Martino was not satisfied that the man has suffered a ‘serious injury’ within the statutory jurisdiction of the SIU. Accordingly, the file has been closed.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person

In all there were about 30 protestors at the time of the incident. Six people were charged.


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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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