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Monday August 13th, 2012

Posted at 5:15pm

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Jacob Drive, Google Satellite View

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has concluded that there was no foul play when a 22-year-old man died while Police were on scene at a house on Jacob Street back in May.

At approximately 11am on Thursday May 3rd, Windsor Police were called the area of Jacob Drive for a report of a man who was acting strangely. The first officer on the scene found the man who appeared to have difficulty breathing, so the officer placed him in a recovery position. A second officer arrived to assist, but soon after his arrival, the man went vital signs absent.

Paramedics arrived and took the man to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The SIU says that after a post-mortem examination was performed, an SIU pathologist concluded that the cause of death was acute methamphetamine toxicity associated with a state of excited delirium.

Director Ian Scott of the SIU expressed, “In my view, there is no suggestion of inappropriate behaviour by the two subject officers. They came upon a man who was clearly in a state of extreme medical distress. They attempted to assist him by calling an ambulance and then performing CPR on him.”

Scott concluded, “However, he succumbed to the ingestion of a toxic level of methamphetamine, notwithstanding the subject officers’ attempts to assist him. On the basis of this investigation, the man was the sole author of his own misfortune.”

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