SIU Updates Investigation into Fatal Incident in City of Kawartha Lakes
Case Number: 20-PFD-324
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Evidence Indicates Deaths of Father and Son in Kawartha Lakes a Result of Police Gunfire
- A post-mortem on the child is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Toronto.
- The child’s father, the 33-year-old man, had been airlifted to a hospital in Toronto. He remains in hospital.
- The OPP officer who sustained serious injuries is also in hospital in stable condition.
- From the scene, investigators have collected three police-issued firearms which will be sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for analysis. A fourth firearm – a handgun – was located in the pickup truck. Investigators are in the process of taking possession of the handgun.
- Three subject officers and 13 witness officers have been designated.
- Two civilian witnesses have been interviewed.
- The vehicle will be taken to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for examination.
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
Monica Hudon, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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