OPP and London Police constable charged following woman's death last fall

The province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has charged an OPP officer and a member of the London Police Service in relation to the death of a woman last fall.

Officers were called to to the area Trafalgar Street and Highbury Avenue on Sept. 7, 2016.

Debra Chrisjohn, 39, was arrested by police and was transferred to Elgin County OPP on an outstanding warrant.

At 7:52 p.m., OPP officers transported Chrisjohn to a St. Thomas hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:43 p.m.

As a result of the SIU investigation, OPP Cst. Mark McKillop and London Police Cst. Nicholas Doering are each facing one count of criminal negligence causing death and one count of failing to provide the necessaries of life.

Both officers will appear in court on July 31.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.