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News Release

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Kingston

Case Number: 19-OCD-169

Mississauga, ON (23 July, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old man in Kingston earlier today.
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m. on July 23, 2019, Kingston Police officers were dispatched to the Harvey’s restaurant located on Princess Street in relation to how a man in the restaurant was behaving.
  • When officers arrived on scene, they located the man in the restroom area and took him into custody. 
  • The man was transported to hospital where he went vital signs absent and was subsequently pronounced dead.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, two subject officers and four witness officers have been designated. The post-mortem will take place Thursday morning in Kingston. 
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 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