SIU Investigates Death in Colborne



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 27 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
is investigating the circumstances of the death of a 20 year old man in
Colborne.
    The SIU was notified that on April 26, 2009, shortly after midnight,
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) went to a third floor apartment on King Street
regarding a 911 call. The officers went into an apartment to speak to a male
relevant to the call. The officers located Cody Wilkins of Colborne on the
ground outside below the apartment window. Mr. Wilkins was taken to
Northumberland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    The SIU has assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators
to probe the circumstances of this occurrence.
    At this time the SIU has designated five officers as witness officers and
two officers as subject officers.
    A post-mortem examination is scheduled today in Toronto.
    The SIU is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact
the SIU at 1-800-787-8529 extension No. 1806 or 416-622-1806.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to
the Attorney General.





For further information:

For further information: Frank Phillips, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529

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