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News Release

Man in Kitchener Took Own Life; No Criminal Charges Warranted

Case Number: 17-OCD-068

Mississauga, ON (7 May, 2018) ---
In April of 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Service officers attended the residence of a 69-year-old man upon being notified by another individual that the man was inside the residence with an extensive collection of firearms and was suffering from paranoia. When officers finally entered the residence, they found the man deceased. The cause of death was determined to be suicide, with the mechanism being penetrating wounds to the chest by knife and arrow. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the man’s death. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.

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. 

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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342