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No Grounds to Lay Charges in Relation to Man’s Death in Innerkip

Case Number: 18-PCD-125

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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Innerkip

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Mississauga, ON (21 March, 2019) ---
On April 23, 2018, a 54-year-old man called 911 to report that he intended to kill himself. Upon arrival at the location that was provided by the man, an Ontario Provincial Police officer attempted to communicate with the man by calling and texting his cellphone. The officer tried to shine light into the man’s vehicle and to use the ditch as cover to get closer to the vehicle, but he was unable to see inside the vehicle. When officers got closer to the man’s vehicle by using an armoured vehicle, the man was discovered with a gunshot wound to his head and a firearm in his hands. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to the man’s death.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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