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News Release

SIU Terminates Clayton Death Investigation

Case Number: 18-POD-331

Mississauga, ON (27 November, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a woman earlier this month in Clayton.

On November 11, 2018, an 87-year-old woman was present at a Remembrance Day ceremony being held at the Clayton Community Centre. Around noon, the woman went into medical distress and several individuals administered first aid while awaiting paramedics. An Ontario Provincial Police officer was also in attendance, and he administered naloxone to the woman when he became aware that she was on medication. The woman was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death was ruled as cardiac arrest.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence is clear that the woman’s death was due to a medical cause and had nothing to do with the administration of naloxone. As such, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an independent civilian 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