SIU Investigates Death in Elliot Lake

    TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
investigating the circumstances of the death of a 41-year-old man in Elliot
    The SIU was notified that on April 8, 2009, at about 6:30 p.m., Ontario
Provincial Police officers executed a warrant on a residence in Elliot Lake.
The 41-year-old male was arrested and taken to the police station in Elliot
Lake, where he went into medical distress. He was transported to hospital,
where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination is scheduled today in
    The SIU has assigned three investigators to examine the circumstances
surrounding the death. As part of the probe, SIU investigators will be
interviewing police and civilian witnesses and designating subject and witness
officers. The investigation is continuing.

    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: Kaia Werbus, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou

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