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Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Kenora

Numéro du dossier: 19-PCD-128

Mississauga, ON (19 juin 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.

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