SIU Investigation into Markdale Death Finds No Reasonable Ground to Lay Charges
Case Number: 15-PCD-134
Other News Releases Related to Case 15-PCD-134
- Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on July 1, 2015, paramedics responded to a 911 call on Main Street West in Markdale. The call was for a possible drug overdose.
- At the home, paramedics found a 43-year-old man in a physically agitated state, flailing his arms and not responding to directions.
- The paramedics called OPP officers to assist.
- The man was then handcuffed, strapped to a backboard, and taken to Grey Bruce Health Services.
- At the hospital, the man stopped breathing and was pronounced dead.
- A post-mortem later determined the cause of death to be methamphetamine 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
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