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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Parry Sound

Case Number: 18-POD-285

Mississauga, ON (22 September, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 61-year-old man today in Parry Sound.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11:45 a.m. on September 22, 2018, an officer was en route to a call when he was flagged down and made aware of a man in medical distress in front of a business establishment located at James Street and Seguin Street.
  • The officer commenced CPR on the man and naloxone was administered to him.
  • When paramedics arrived, they took over first aid and transported the man to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. 

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

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