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News Release

SIU Investigation Started into Death of Man inside a Residence in Kingston

Case Number: 17-OCD-067

*** Spokesperson video is available ***

Mississauga, ON (4 April, 2017) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man inside a residence in Kingston.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Sometime after 3:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017, the Kingston Police Service was made aware of an assault.
  • Several police officers, including Emergency Response Unit (ERU) members, attended a residence at 100 Compton Street.
  • Around 10:30 p.m., police entered the residence.
  • A 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.  
Five investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to investigate this incident. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2314. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

BROADCAST MEDIA: A video of Spokesperson Monica Hudon speaking about this case is available for viewing at the following link:

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. 

Lisez ce communiqué en français.

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