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News Release

SIU Continues Investigation into Firearm Death in Lindsay

Case Number: 11-OFD-114

Mississauga (23 June, 2011) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of a man in Lindsay yesterday.

The SIU has assigned eight investigators and four forensic investigators to the investigation.

SIU investigators are in the area doing a canvass to locate and interview any civilian witnesses. SIU forensic investigators are at a home on Georgian Street processing the scene and gathering evidence.

At this time the SIU has designated six officers from the Kawartha Lakes Police Service (KLPS) and two officers from the Peterborough Lakefield Police Service (PLPS) as witness officers. Four officers from the PLPS have been designated as subject officers.

A post mortem examination was conducted today at 9:30 a.m. in Toronto on the 21-year-old male. The name of the deceased will not be released at this time pending notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1957.

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. 

Frank Phillips, frank.phillips@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342