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SIU Investigating Woman’s Death in Midland

Numéro du dossier: 18-POD-245

Mississauga, ON (21 août 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old woman yesterday in Midland.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 2 p.m. on August 19, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Southern Georgian Bay detachment responded to a medical assistance call at a residence in the William Street and Birchwood Drive area.
  • Upon arrival, an officer commenced CPR on the woman and administered naloxone to her.
  • When Emergency Medical Services arrived, they took over first aid and subsequently transported the woman to hospital for treatment. 
  • At 8:43 p.m. on August 20, 2018, the woman was pronounced dead.

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. One subject officer and one witness officer have been designated.

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.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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