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News Release

No Basis to Charge Any OPP Officer who Interacted with Man in Youngs Point Prior to Him Committing Suicide

Case Number: 18-PCD-002

Mississauga, ON (30 January, 2019) ---
On January 1, 2018, a 59-year-old man contacted the OPP Communications Centre and informed that he intended to take his own life. While a trained negotiator spoke with the man over the phone, other officers were dispatched to his residence. Soon after an officer arrived, and while on the phone with the negotiator, the man shot himself. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any 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