Ontario’s police watchdog investigating Kingston, Ont. death

The SIU is investigating a death in Downtown Kingston. Global Kingston

The Special Investigations Unit, Ontario’s police watchdog, has been called in to investigate the death of a man in downtown Kingston early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the Chown parking garage on Brock Street just before 7 a.m.

The police call was for “suspicious activity” at the parking facility.

The SIU says upon arriving at the scene, an officer exited his cruiser and attempted to speak with the man who was on the fourth floor of the parking garage.

According to the SIU, shortly after the officer spoke with the man, he fell to the ground below.

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The SIU says the man was transported to the hospital, and later succumbed to his injuries.

Police described the call as sensitive in nature and the Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate.

Brock Street, right by Hotel Dieu hospital, was closed for most of the day during the police investigation.

The SIU is called in whenever an interaction with police leads to serious injury or death.

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