SIU identifies man who died in police custody in Bracebridge
Case Number: 08-PCD-049
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Mr. Jonathan Weeks, 31-years-old of Oshawa was in a police cell when he went into medical distress. He was taken to hospital in Bracebridge by ambulance for treatment. He later died at the hospital. A post-mortem was conducted on Tuesday in Toronto and investigators are awaiting the results. The investigation is continuing.
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.