News Release

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Kenora

Case Number: 19-PCD-128

Mississauga, ON (19 June, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 35-year-old man in Kenora last week.
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11:15 p.m. on June 10, 2019, Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Kenora detachment responded to a business on Park Street for a break and enter call. 
  • Inside the business, officers located the man and arrested him.
  • He was transported to a hospital in Kenora for treatment, and then airlifted to a hospital in Winnipeg where he died on June 15, 2019.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and five witness officers have been designated. The post-mortem was held in Winnipeg on June 17, 2019. 
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 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342