Ottawa police officer subject of SIU sexual assault investigation

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Ontario's police watchdog is investigating an allegation of sexual assault against an Ottawa Police Services officer that is said to have happened about six years ago.

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit said they invoked their mandate in January when they were first notified. They confirmed the investigation after a story was published in the Ottawa Citizen Sunday night.

The SIU is an arm's-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.