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News Release

Update: SIU Identifies Woman who Died in London

Case Number: 19-OCD-264

Mississauga, ON (19 November, 2019) ---
In accordance with the Special Investigations Unit’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin, the Unit is releasing the name of the woman who died in London on November 13, 2019. The deceased woman has been identified as 28-year-old Amanda Bolt of London.

On the afternoon of November 2, 2019, London Police Service officers arrested Ms. Bolt and she was taken to the police station where she was lodged in a cell. The next morning, Ms. Bolt was found in her cell in medical distress. First aid was administered and Ms. Bolt was taken to hospital. On the afternoon of November 13, 2019, Ms. Bolt was pronounced dead in hospital. 

The SIU continues to investigate this incident. The SIU is requesting anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 

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