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SIU Invokes Mandate After Man Dies In Hospital

Posted: 2019-03-18 11:24:53 By: hbr

The SIU has invoked its mandate following the death of a man in Police custody.

On Monday March 4th, Almaguin Highlands OPP stopped a vehicle in Armour Township. As a result of a police investigation, both the driver and passenger were arrested.  

Police say that while in custody, the passenger, a 54-year-old man from Armour Township, went into medical distress and was transported to hospital. 

On Friday March 15, the man died in the hospital.  

The OPP has notified the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate.