Police shooting death of man, 70, at Cobourg hospital justified: SIU

The province’s police watchdog has cleared two Cobourg Police Service officers of any wrongdoing in the October 2017 shooting death of a 70-year-old man inside of the emergency room at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg.

The report by Special Investigations Unit director Tony Laparco determined the shooting death was justified.

According to the SIU, police arrived at the hospital at around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2017, for a call of gunshots fired inside of the hospital. Shortly after arriving, the man and the two officers both officers fired their weapons.


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