Nearly a year after a baby was killed by OPP gunfire, SIU says its ‘major’ investigation needs more time

The officers who opened fire on have so far refused to speak to the provincial watchdog, which has asked the FBI to conduct a forensic analysis.

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dkwangchuck
dkwangchuck
65 · 2 days ago · Reddit

A reminder - the SIU is legally required to provide updates on any cases taking longer than 120 days - and provide those updates at least every 30 days. source

The new legislation requires the SIU to explain delays every 30 days past the 120-day mark of an on-going investigation.

Why haven't we been getting monthly updates on how the SIU is stalling this case? I think it's because technically, it was reported to the SIU in November - about a week before the new legislation took effect.

For reference, here is the SIU news release for this update. It is dated yesterday. There's a sidebar on that page with "OTHER NEWS RELEASES RELATED TO CASE 20-PFD-324". The previous report is dated August 20.

I suppose it is possible that the SIU is providing 30 day updates on this case and just not telling anyone that it's happened. Like the lead investigator hands Martino a slip of paper saying "nothing new on the OPP shooting a baby case". It might even be the exact same piece of paper being handed between the two of them for the past year.

PullTilItHurts
PullTilItHurts
38 · 2 days ago · Reddit

We need more time to set up the smoke and mirrors!

solesandthecity
solesandthecity
27 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Death of a baby is major. They will need to stretch this out for at least another year in order for people to just forget about it. Please give them some time and space for this.

whatistheQuestion
whatistheQuestion
22 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Just days away from the anniversary of an Ontario Provincial Police officer fatally shooting a baby and his father during an alleged child abduction, the province’s police watchdog has still made no decision about criminal charges in one of its highest-profile cases.

I'm shocked that the case where cops recklessly shot at a guy with a baby in the car, and then killed a baby, is being stalled longer and longer. Shocked I say! ^/s

Something tells me maybe these weren't exactly the guys who turned their homework assignments in on time.

Denette confirmed that the SIU has not interviewed the three cops who opened fire. The SIU has requested statements from them in the letter designating them as subject officers, Denette said, but “none of the officers have to date stepped forward to provide a statement.”

OFC not. Cops almost never cooperate or provide their notes with those that supposedly-police them. Can you imagine a doctor did that? "Sorry I killed your son under unusual circumstances, but nope, you can't look at any records or details of the procedure leading up to it even though proper documentation is part of my government-paid job"

jasounseebourne
jasounseebourne
19 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Just days away from the anniversary of an Ontario Provincial Police officer fatally shooting a baby and his father during an alleged child abduction, the province’s police watchdog has still made no decision about criminal charges in one of its highest-profile cases.

In a statement Tuesday, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said it’s in the final stages of what it called a “major” investigation — but nearly 365 days since the unprecedented fatal police shooting of a baby, the watchdog hasn’t resolved the case and can’t say when it will.

“I think the public rightfully has reason to be concerned about delay in the case like this,” said Christine Mainville, a Toronto lawyer who served as counsel on an omnibus 2017 review of police oversight by Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Michael Tulloch.

seakingsoyuz
seakingsoyuz
17 · 2 days ago · Reddit

The way the SIU is slow-rolling it, this investigation is going to live to be older than the baby ever got to be.

whatistheQuestion
whatistheQuestion
13 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Given the enormity of the fuck up, I'm wouldn't be surprised if the SIU was giving the OPP ample time to shake the right hands, pad the right pockets, dig up the right dirt, so at the end of it, everyone "looks" like they did their job and the SIU can just throw their hands in the air and exclaim "well, we did the best we could!" shrugs

Not unlike the recent report from the Waterloo cops investigating the TPS Danfonte Miller SIU cover-up - a report that was released a whole year after it was done, and they chose to conclude that the only TPS cop who was responsible, is also one who conveniently retired, thus, no charges.

Cute Curb Your Enthusiasm theme

ROACHOR
ROACHOR
11 · 2 days ago · Reddit

It's taking them a long time to sprinkle some crack and plant a gun on that baby.

red_keshik
red_keshik
9 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Cops sure do a good job maintaining a good public image.

wedontswiminsoda
wedontswiminsoda
7 · 2 days ago · Reddit

How do you continue going through life knowing you put slugs through the chest of an infant.

backtothereality
backtothereality
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

So basically an amber alert and instead of retrieving the baby. They killed them all?

wow. okay.