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SIU Confirms Ontario Police Officers Are To Blame For Death Of 1-Year-Old Baby

The baby's father was also killed in the incident.

The Ontario Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has released its official review of an incident in which a 1-year-old child was killed in November. 

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The SIU concluded that the baby died as a result of police gunfire during an interaction with the baby's father, who also died of police gunshot wounds.

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The child’s death on November 26, 2020 in Kawartha Lakes was the result of being shot by police.  SIU 

The child's 33-year-old father succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a hospital. It's also been reported that an OPP officer was seriously hurt in the interaction.

The SIU said that their findings were based on forensic evidence and reports prepared by the Centre of Forensic Sciences.

This included the postmortem examination of the baby, the trajectory of shots that struck the truck, firearms, cartridge cases and projectiles.

The police had initially responded to reports that the father had abducted the child, according to CTV News.

This investigation remains ongoing.

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