SIU investigating after suspect injured while in custody

On Nov. 17, 2020, shortly before 9 p.m., officers with the Lennox and Addington County OPP responded to a disturbance call in Deseronto.

A 37-year old male was arrested in the area and charged with:

  • Trespass at Night
  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance-cocaine

The accused was being held for a bail hearing. While in custody, the male suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was transported to hospital for treatment. He was released back into the custody of the OPP and has a scheduled court appearance Nov. 18 before the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee.

The OPP has notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As a result the OPP will not be able to provide any further information. Any other inquiries should be directed to the SIU Communications Coordinator¬†monica.hudon@ontario.ca.

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