The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 55-year-old man last week in Barrie. On September 6, 2018, Barrie Police arrested the man and took him to the police station. While at the police station, the man went into medical distress. Paramedics transported the man to hospital and he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. At 11:04 p.m. on September 27, 2018, the man was pronounced dead.
The post-mortem is scheduled for today.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.