SIU clears OPP officer in fatal shooting of man at Morrisburg detachment

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an OPP officer who shot and killed Babak Saidi in the Morrisburg detachment on Dec. 23, 2017.

SIU director Tony Loparco’s report, dated Jan. 11, was released Tuesday afternoon.

Saidi, 43, was shot dead after reporting for his required weekly check-in after a 2014 conviction for assault and battery.

Reached by phone late on Friday afternoon in Ottawa, Elly Saidi, Babak’s older sister, told the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder she was “quite disappointed (with the report); it took the SIU 14 months to come to this decision, and in the end basing the decision on the testimony given to them by the officer seven months after the shooting, in July.”

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