SIU Invokes Mandate


(ARMOUR TWP, ON) – On March 4, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Almaguin Highlands Detachment stopped a vehicle in Armour Township, Ontario. As a result of police investigation, both the driver and passenger were arrested.

While in custody at the Almaguin Highlands OPP Detachment, the passenger, a 54-year-old male from Armour Township, Ontario, went into medical distress and was brought to hospital.

On March 15, 2019, the male died at hospital.

The OPP has notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As a result, the OPP will not be able to provide any further information.


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