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News Release

SIU Updates Investigation in Thunder Bay

Case Number: 05-OFD-169

TORONTO (1 November, 2005) --- The man who was shot by a Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) officer has been identified as Michael Kolisnyk, 51 years of age.

His identity was confirmed during a post mortem examination that determined Mr. Kolisnyk died from a fatal gunshot wound.

Four SIU investigators remain in Thunder Bay to conduct interviews with police and civilian witnesses. The investigation is continuing and anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the SIU at 416-622-2038 or 1-800-787-8529.

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. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342