SIU investigating death of Chatham man

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The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 53-year-old Chatham man Wednesday night.

On Sept. 8, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service were called to a convenience store on Charing Cross Road in Chatham for a report of an unwanted man.

According to the SIU, the man was arrested and taken to police headquarters, but was then taken to hospital, as he was in distress.

He was treated for “serious injuries,” the SIU said, and died Sept. 15.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

The SIU asks 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.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of police officers that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians.

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