SIU concludes investigation into police shooting in Haliburton County

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says it has concluded its investigation into the death of a man during an altercation with OPP in Haliburton County on July 15, 2020.

Director Joseph Martino said although Leslie Hegedus, 73, was shot by police, and died, there were no reasonable grounds to believe officers acted other than lawfully throughout the incident.

“Accordingly, there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case, and the file is closed,” Martino said.

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