SIU Clears Nipigon OPP Officer

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 07:29 AM

The Special Investigations Unit is absolving a Provincial Police officer in Nipigon in the shooting death of a 45-year-old man in that community.

The incident took place in November of 2016, when police were called to a home by a person who wanted a man removed.

The SIU probe revealed at first the man came out of the residence with a knife and was tasered by police.

The man then returned inside only to charge out a second time with a knife and was shot by police and later pronounced dead.

The director of the SIU ruled the officer was justified in firing his weapon in order to thwart a knife attack and therefore will not be charged.