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SIU clears officer for collision following police pursuit

Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has released his findings in an officer involved pursuit on Highway 401. Martino determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an OPP officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision shortly after a pursuit on Highway

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SIU finds no wrongdoing after woman ingests drugs while in custody

Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has determined that the Kingston Police officer in charge of the care of prisoners did not commit a criminal offence in connection with an overdose which took place while a woman was in custody. On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 the SIU

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SIU finds no wrongdoing after suspect sustains dog bites in Odessa arrest

Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has determined an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dog handler did not commit a criminal offence after a suspect sustained injuries during his arrest in the summer of 2020. On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, the SIU released their findings in the case

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SIU terminates investigation into Kingston arrest of erratic man

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has closed the case on an investigation into the arrest of a man in Kingston in September 2020. In the late afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, Kingston Police officers were dispatched after a 911 call reporting a man behaving erratically on Princess Street between

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SIU investigating in-custody injury during Deseronto disturbance call

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, officers with the Lennox and Addington County (LAC) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance call in Deseronto. A 37-year old male was arrested in the area and charged with: Trespass at Night Fail to comply with

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SIU clears police after man’s death in Kingston fast food incident

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has determined no officer commited a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 52-year-old man following his interaction with Kingston Police at a downtown fast food restaurant on July 23, 2019. The SIU’s report states that, on that date, Kingston Police officers attended

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SIU finds no wrongdoing in relation to pursuit, Napanee collision

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has come to a conclusion on an investigation into a pursuit prior to a collision in Napanee earlier this year. The incident took place on the night of Sunday, Apr. 5 to the morning of Monday, Apr. 6, 2020. That night, an Ontario Provincial Police

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Single vehicle rollover closes 401 westbound off ramp at Montreal Street

UPDATE (12 p.m.): The westbound off ramp of Highway 401 at Montreal Street is now reopened. The westbound off ramp of Highway 401 at Montreal Street will be closed for several hours today, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, as Frontenac County OPP, assisted by OPP Collision Reconstructionist and OPP Technical Collision

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SIU seeking witness videos from Ford Street assaults

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest last month of a man in Kingston, and is asking for witnesses with video footage to provide that evidence to investigators, SIU said in a release dated Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. SIU preliminary information suggests

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SIU investigation finds no criminal offence in arrest of teenager

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been investigating an event that resulted in a broken collarbone after a youth resisted arrest and has found no wrongdoing on the part of the Kingston Police officer involved. The SIU’s report states that a youth, unlawfully at large from a youth detention facility,

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Murder suspect from Texas falls to his death in Brockville

A man who plunged to his death from the North Augusta Road overpass of the 401 in Brockville has been identified as Alberto Ayala-Guerrero. Ayala-Guerrero was a fugitive from Houston, Texas, accused of fatally shooting a woman on Monday, Jul 13, 2020. According to police, the victim was hosting Ayala-Guerrero’s

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SIU clear Kingston Police officer of any wrongdoing during fatal stabbing

WARNING: This article contains images that readers may find shocking or disturbing. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), a civilian law enforcement agency that investigates incidents involving police where there has been a death or serious injury, has concluded that a Kingston Police officer operated within his jurisdiction during the downtown

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