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News Release

SIU Determines No Wrongdoing on Part of Officers in Relation to Suicide of Man in Killaloe

Case Number: 17-PCD-360

Mississauga, ON (6 December, 2018) ---
On the afternoon of December 6, 2017, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a residence in Killaloe after receiving a concerning call from the wife of a 52-year-old man. When officers arrived at the home, they located the man sitting inside some brush while holding a shotgun. While officers attempted to speak with him, the man raised his shotgun. When an officer discharged his conducted energy weapon at the man to incapacitate him, the man simultaneously shot himself. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an OPP officer in relation to the man’s death. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php.

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