Death Not Due to Lack of Effort or Level of Care; No Grounds for Charges in Bancroft Custody Death
Case Number: 16-PCD-105
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The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no grounds for proceeding with criminal charges in a case in which a 26-year-old man shot himself inside a residence in Bancroft.
The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. It can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.
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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