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SIU to probe altercation at Kenora jail

Provincial police officers were reportedly transporting prisoner to the jail at the time of the Monday evening incident.
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KENORA, Ont. -- An altercation at the Kenora District Jail when a prisoner was being transported is the subject of a Special Investigations Unit probe.

The OPP on Wednesday announced the investigative agency invoked its mandate after being notified of the Monday evening incident at the Kenora District Jail.

According to a news release, officers were transporting a prisoner to the jail when Kenora OPP was contacted about an altercation.

The SIU is an independent, arms length agency that investigates incidents involving police.



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