SIU Investigating after Man’s Body Recovered from River in Wallaceburg
Case Number: 21-OCD-110
- At approximately 6:15 p.m. on April 6, 2021, Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) officers responded to the area of Wallace Street and McDougal Street for a report of suspicious persons.
- When the officers arrived, a man and woman fled on foot. The man then proceeded to enter the Sydenham River.
- Officers and civilians also entered the waters in an attempt to aid the man, but they were unable to locate him.
- At approximately 10:40 a.m. today, members of the CKPS Marine Unit and the Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services (CKFES) Dive Team located the man’s body.
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
Monica Hudon, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342