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Kawartha Lakes Police Cleared By SIU In Incident Where Man Was Seriously Injured

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Provinces Special Investigations Unit has found no reasonable grounds to believe that Kawartha Lakes Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a serious injury suffered by a 29-year-old man last November.

On November 21, 2021, officers went to a home in Lindsay after receiving a 911 call about a man with a knife in distress. The call came from the Complainant’s mother, who reported her son was suicidal. According to the SIU the man had a history of mental health issues and had on a previous occasion stabbed his mother. When police officers arrived at 4:25 p.m., the man came to the door armed with a butcher knife and cut his own throat.
Officers then entered the property to direct him to drop the knife. Within seconds of entering the home, an officer discharged a conducted energy weapon at the man causing him to fall to the floor. He was handcuffed and put in an ambulance and transported to Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) where he was assessed as critical and was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC).
SIU Director Martino found no reasonable grounds to believe that any of the involved officers comported themselves unlawfully in the incident.
The file has been closed.

 

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
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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