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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"UNWANTED male person" ... "succumbed to HIS condition"

Ontario Provincial Police
News Release
Attention News Editors:

In-custody death - Special Investigation Unit invokes mandate

NORFOLK COUNTY, ON, June 23 /CNW/ - Officers from the Norfolk County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an unwanted male person causing a disturbance in the vicinity of Fishers Glen Road in Norfolk County at approximately 10:30 a.m. this date.

Upon arrival, police located a combative male party. During the encounter police deployed a conducted energy weapon. Ambulance personnel attended the scene and the male was subsequently taken into police custody and was transported to the Norfolk County OPP.

Upon arrival at the detachment, the male collapsed. Officers administered first aid until the ambulance arrived. The male was transported by ambulance to Norfolk General Hospital where he succumbed to his condition.

Due to the fact that the male died while in police custody, Ontario's Special Investigation Unit (SIU) was immediately notified by the OPP and they has [sic] invoked their mandate.

Any further enquires should be directed to SIU Communications at 416-622-2342.

For further information: Sergeant Pierre Chamberland, Media Coordinator, Corporate Communications Bureau, Phone: (705) 329-7092

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