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News Release

SIU Terminates Guelph Death Investigation

Case Number: 18-OOD-201

Mississauga, ON (7 September, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the July 2018 death of a 28-year-old man in Guelph.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on July 5, 2018, a City of Guelph security officer located an unresponsive man inside a washroom of the Guelph Railway Station. The security officer requested that police officers attend. Within minutes, two Guelph Police Service officers arrived and they began to perform CPR on the man. One of the officers administered Narcan nasal spray. When paramedics arrived, they took over treatment of the man and transported him to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence is clear that none of the involved officers contributed to the man’s death in any way. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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