Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Kingston

Numéro du dossier: 19-OCD-169

Mississauga, ON (23 juillet 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old man in Kingston earlier today.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m. on July 23, 2019, Kingston Police officers were dispatched to the Harvey’s restaurant located on Princess Street in relation to how a man in the restaurant was behaving.
  • When officers arrived on scene, they located the man in the restroom area and took him into custody. 
  • The man was transported to hospital where he went vital signs absent and was subsequently pronounced dead.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, two subject officers and four witness officers have been designated. The post-mortem will take place Thursday morning in Kingston. 
 
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