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2 police officers charged in death of London-area woman

Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm EDT

Special Investigations Unit

An OPP constable and an officer with the London Police Service are each facing charges in connection with the death of a London-area woman.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says London police responded to a 911 call in the area of Trafalgar Street and Highbury Avenue North in London on the evening of Sept. 7, 2016.

Police placed 39-year-old Debra Chrisjohn, of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, into custody before transferring her to the OPP’s Eglin County detachment on an outstanding warrant.

Just before 8 p.m., OPP officers transported Chrisjohn to St. Thomas Hospital after she went into medical distress. She was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m.

The cause of death has not been released.

The SIU have charged OPP Const. Mark McKillop and LPS Const. Nicholas Doering each with one count of criminal negligence causing death and one count of failing to provide the necessaries of life.

Both officers are scheduled to appear in court in London at the end of the month.