SIU Investigates Death in Parry Sound Area

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has
assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the
circumstances surrounding the death of a 67-year-old man during his contact
with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in the Parry Sound area last night.
    On August 13, 2008 between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. members of the OPP- Parry
Sound Detachment went to a cottage in McDougall Township. When the officers
arrived they spoke with a male inside. The officers eventually went inside and
found that the man was in medical distress and provided aid to him. An
ambulance was called.
    The man was transported to West Parry Sound Hospital where he was
pronounced dead.
    The SIU is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact
the SIU at 416-622-0746 or 1-800-787-8529.

    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

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