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SIU Investigates Death in Hamilton

Case Number: 06-OCD-207

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TORONTO (29 November, 2006) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances of a 42-year-old man's death in Hamilton.

The SIU was notified that on November 28, 2006, at about 7:45 p.m., a number of Hamilton Police Service officers responded to a kidnapping call at a motel on King Street East. Officers arrived and determined the call to be false. While at the motel, officers heard a disturbance coming from one of the rooms. The officers entered the room and found a man suffering from serious laceration wounds. The man was transported to Hamilton General Hospital where he died.

A post mortem examination is scheduled for today.

As part of the probe, SIU investigators have interviewed police and civilian witnesses. The investigation is continuing.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (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. 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
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