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News Release

SIU Terminates Death Investigation Near Kincardine

Case Number: 18-POD-319

Mississauga, ON (21 November, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a man near Kincardine last month.

In the morning hours of October 31, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a residence in the area of Side Road 10 and South Line for a report of a domestic dispute. Based on information received, the officers went to a second residence in the area of Lake Range Drive and Concession Road 10. The officers left after speaking with a 45-year-old man of interest and another individual. Sometime later, the OPP – along with Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services – returned to the residence after getting information that the 45-year-old man had gone vital signs absent. First aid was performed on the man and he was transported to hospital. He was pronounced dead at 9:36 a.m.  

Director Loparco said, “The man’s death was not caused by the police and was of a medical nature. As such, 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