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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in London

Case Number: 18-OCD-379

Mississauga, ON (30 December, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old man in London.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:00p.m on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, officers with the London Police Service arrested the man on an outstanding charge. 
  • He was brought to the police station and lodged in a cell to await a bail hearing.
  • On the morning of December 27, 2018, the man was transported to court for his hearing and then transferred to the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre. 
  • A short time after his arrival at the detention centre the man collapsed and was taken to Victoria Hospital.
  • The man was pronounced dead at 8:59p.m. that night.

At this time, two investigators 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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Jasbir Dhillon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342