TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has sent
three field investigators and two forensic investigators to Strathroy to probe
the circumstances surrounding the death of a local man Tuesday morning.
On August 11 at around 9:30 p.m. 48-year-old Richard Jones had contact
with a Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service (S-CPS) officer on Albert Street. On
August 12th around 2:50 a.m. two other S-CPS officers had contact with
Mr. Jones. These officers noticed that Mr. Jones was in medical distress and
called an ambulance.
Mr. Jones was taken to Strathroy-Middlesex Hospital and later transferred
to University Hospital Health Centre. Mr. Jones died in hospital.
A post-mortem will be conducted on August 14, 2008, in London.
The SIU is asking anyone who may have seen Mr. Jones in the Caradoc or
Albert Street areas on Monday evening or Tuesday morning to contact the lead
investigator in Toronto at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 extension No. 1935.
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) 622-2287 or/ou
1-800-787-8529 extension 2287