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No 'reasonable grounds' for criminal charges in Timmins investigations: SIU director

Both incidents happened in February 2018
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More than 100 people attended a vigil for Joey Knapaysweet, who died after a police-involved shooting Feb. 3, 2018 in Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

More than a year after two Timmins incidents, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has announced the findings of its investigations.

According to the SIU, director Tony Loparco "has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Timmins Police Service officer in relation to the shooting death of 21-year-old Joey Knapaysweet on February 3, 2018."

The director has also determined there are no reasonable grounds for criminal charges against a Timmin Police officer in relation to the death of 62-year-old Agnes Sutherland after her interaction with the police Feb. 3, 2018.

The SIU is an arm's-length agency that investigates police-involved incidents where there has been a death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assaults.

The reports were released this morning.


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