SIU investigating after OPP fatally shoot man, 43, northeast

When police officers are involved in incidents where someone has been seriously injured, dies or alleges sexual assault, the Special Investigations Unit has the statutory mandate to conduct independent investigations to determine whether a criminal offence took place.

SIU investigating after OPP fatally shoot man, 43, northeast

Postby Thomas » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:02 pm

SIU investigating after OPP fatally shoot man, 43, northeast of Cobourg, Ont.

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has been called in after Ontario Provincial Police officers fatally shot a 43-year-old man northeast of Cobourg on Tuesday.

In a news release, the SIU said the OPP were called to the area of County Road 25 and Tobacco Road in the Township of Cramahe, in Northumberland County, at about 10:15 a.m. Police had received a report that a man was in a parked car and yelling at people.

After officers arrived, the man approached the officers and was carrying a baseball ball, the SIU said in the release. It added that the man hit one of the cruisers.

"The man then got into his vehicle and drove towards the officers," the SIU said.

The man got out of the vehicle again. Police fired what is called an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) and a conducted energy weapon.

"When those proved to be ineffective, two officers discharged their firearms at the man," the SIU said.

Paramedics at the scene tried to save the man's life, but he died at the scene.

The SIU has assigned three investigators and three forensic investigators to the case. Two officers are the subject of the investigation and 12 officers have been deemed witnesses.

A post-mortem is scheduled for Wednesday in Kingston, Ont.

The SIU is asking anyone with information to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. They're also appealing to anyone who may have any video evidence to upload it through the SIU website.

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SIU investigating after man fatally shot by police north of

Postby Thomas » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:03 pm

SIU investigating after man fatally shot by police north of Colborne, Ont.

TORONTO -- Ontario’s police watchdog says it’s investigating after police fatally shot a man in Cramahe, Ont., north of Colborne, Tuesday afternoon.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said the shooting happened during an interaction between Ontario Provincial Police officers and the man in the area of County Road 24 and Tobacco Road at around noon.

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SIU investigating fatal police shooting in Northumberland Co

Postby Thomas » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:04 pm

UPDATE: SIU investigating fatal police shooting in Northumberland County

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has released preliminary details surrounding its investigation after a 43-year-old man was shot and killed during an interaction with OPP Tuesday (April 6) in Cramahe Township.

As reported earlier Tuesday, a portion of the County Road 25 area was closed following the incident. The SIU issued a release on its investigation later Tuesday evening.

“The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 43-year-old man this morning in the Township of Cramahe,” reads the release.

The SIU said preliminary information suggests the following:

•At about 10:15 a.m. on April 6, Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to the area of County Road 25 and Tobacco Road after an individual reported that a man was sitting in his parked car and yelling at people.

•Soon after officers arrived and located the man; the man approached the officers and was in possession of a baseball bat. The man struck one of the cruisers.

•The man then got into his vehicle and drove towards the officers.

•Soon after, the man exited the vehicle again. An interaction ensued, and police deployed an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) and Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW). When those proved to be ineffective, two officers discharged their firearms at the man.

•Despite attempts by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to treat the man at the scene, he succumbed to his injuries.

The SIU said three investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. Two subject officials and 12 witness officials have been designated.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, in Kingston, read the release.

A SIU communications spokesperson said the family has asked the name of the deceased not be released, and the SIU is respecting their wishes.

“The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.”

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (including police officers, as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person, the SIU states online.

All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must:

•Consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation

•Depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid

•Publicly report the results of its investigations

No other details have been released by police or the SIU.

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