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Special Investigations Unit finds no grounds for charging police after 2018 drowning in Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Special Investigations Unit has found no basis to lay charges in the drowning of a Lindsay man.

On the evening of September 16, 2018, the Kawartha Lakes Police Service was made aware of a man behaving strangely in the area of William Street North according to the SIU. Officers were dispatched and they located the man in some bushes on the embankment that sloped toward the Scugog River.
According to police the man fled from the officers and entered the water. Both police and the fire department attempted to locate him. His body was found the following day in the river.
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the 34-year-old man’s drowning death.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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