Brantford family ‘stuck in a terrible limbo’ awaiting SIU decision — five years on

An unexpected phone call one day in January 2015 brought bizarre but welcome news to the family of Evan Jones.

Almost five years since the 18-year-old was shot dead by Brantford police — long after police had been cleared and a coroner’s inquest had been held — the investigation into Jones’ death, they learned, would be reopened.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the civilian watchdog that probes fatal encounters with Ontario police, told Jones’ mother they received new information about his death that, had it been known at the time, could have affected the outcome of the investigation.

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