No Charges Warranted in Death of a Man Found Intoxicated in Downtown Grand Bend
Case Number: 15-PCD-167
Other News Releases Related to Case 15-PCD-167
- In the early morning hours of July 26, 2015, Ontario Provincial Police officers were patrolling the area around Main Street in Grand Bend.
- The officers encountered a 52-year-old man who appeared to be intoxicated but coherent.
- Officers attempted to secure a taxi to take the man home.
- When they could not locate a taxi, the subject officer drove the man home and left him in the care of his mother.
- Around 4:30 a.m., the man’s mother found him without any vital signs and she called an ambulance.
- A post-mortem later determined the man died of multidrug toxicity (drug overdose).
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.
Jason Gennaro, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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