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Police watchdog investigating after man dies in OPP custody

Postby Thomas » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:51 am

Police watchdog investigating after man dies in OPP custody in Kapuskasing

KAPUSKASING, Ont. – Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a man died in Kapuskasing, Ont. on Saturday.

The Special Investigations Unit says an Ontario Provincial Police officer was investigating a vehicle near the Northern Ontario town, when he found a man inside with what appeared to be a long-barrelled weapon.

Police secured the immediate area and the SIU says officers found that the man had suffered a gunshot wound – he died later Saturday.

The SIU describes the case as a “custody death” but the agency gives few other details.

The SIU is automatically called in whenever police are involved in an incident where a person is killed or suffers serious injury.

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Police custody death in Kapuskasing

Postby Thomas » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:47 pm

Ontario's Special Investigation Unit has been called in to investigate the death of an unidentified man was shot dead in Kapuskasing on Saturday evening.

Few details have been released about victim, but the OPP are claiming he appeared to be armed at the time of the shooting. While the press release does not say specifically that the man was shot by a police officer, it is the Special Investigation Unit's job is to independently investigate deaths caused by the police or while in their custody.

According to the Special Investigation Unit, an OPP officer was investigating a vehicle on Ballentyne Road off of Highway 11. The occupant of the vehicle had what appeared to be a long-barreled weapon. Police then secured the area, and by 8:30 a.m. the man was found with a gunshot wound.

The Special Investigation Unit will be dispatching four investigators and two forensic investigators to Kapuskasing.

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