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1

As set out in that unit's mandate, the Specialized Criminal Investigations – Homicide provides investigative support to ____ in the investigation of deaths in police custody.

the Coroner

2

The police officer, upon becoming aware of a death in police custody shall:

 protect the scene and all evidence
 immediately request the attendance of a supervisory officer
 notify the officer in charge*****

3

Does FIS need to wait for the SIU when attending the scene of a death in police custody before commencing with evidence collection?

Yes.
The SIU and FIS run parallel forensic investigations when there is a death in police custody.

4

The supervisor, when notified of a death in police custody shall:

 attend immediately and take charge of the scene
 request the attendance of
 an investigator from Homicide
 an investigator from FIS
 the Coroner
 ensure the OIC has been notified
 notify the OIC – TPOC *****

5

Detective – SCI – Homicide
Upon arrival at the scene of an in–custody death, in addition to complying with unit–specific guidelines
shall:

 take charge of the investigation
 confer with the attending Coroner at the scene

6

When notified of a death in police custody, who shall the OIC in particular notify?

Unit Commander

7

When notified of a death in police custody who shall notify the Chief’s SIU Designate and the appropriate Deputy Chief of Police?

OIC-TPOC

8

Who ultimately notifies the SIU?

Chief’s SIU Designate