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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Death in Woodstock

Case Number: 17-OOD-208

Mississauga, ON (12 October, 2018) ---
On August 9, 2017, at the request of the Ontario Provincial Police, Woodstock Police Service (WPS) officers contacted 45-year-old Darryl Carroll to inform him that there was a warrant for his arrest for breaching the terms of his probation. Mr. Carroll said he would surrender himself to the police, but that did not transpire. Two days later, Mr. Carroll was located, deceased, in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Woodstock General Hospital. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a WPS officer in relation to Mr. Carroll’s death. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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