Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Charges against Officers in Death of Man Awaiting Deportation: SIU

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Charges against Officers in Death of Man Awaiting Deportation: SIU

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No charges against officers in death: SIU

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog agency says no charges are reasonable in the death of man last year while under guard at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre awaiting deportation.

The Special Investigations Unit says Ontario Provincial Police and Peterborough Police Service officers were guarding the 39-year-old refugee claimant who suffered from significant mental health issues, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

On the night of June 10, 2015, two officers, five nurses, and three security guards entered the "isolation room" where the man, who had been smearing his feces on the bed, his face, his forehead, and his arms was being held to sedate him.

Early the next morning, the officers and four nurses entered the room in order to clean the room and the man awoke, ate some feces and threw it about the room, and the officers restrained the man to prevent him from throwing anything else. …

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