Police watchdog clears OPP following shootout near Haliburton that left one man dead

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has ended its probe into the shooting death of a man near Haliburton last year, stating officers’ lives “were in grave danger and they acted reasonably and proportionately.”

Officers with the Haliburton OPP responded to reports of an assault at a Minden grocery store on July 15, 2020. A man who was asked to wear a mask allegedly refused to do so and instead assaulted two employees before trying to strike others with his vehicle as he left the scene.

According to the SIU report, police gave chase but backed off after the fleeing suspect began driving aggressively. Officers followed the suspect to his Indian Point Road address in Dysart et Al. from a distance.


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