SIU Clears Peel Police After Mississauga Man Charged in Murder Case
Published February 8, 2018 at 8:16 pm
Peel police officers have been cleared by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit after a 61-year-old Mississauga man was injured then later charged in a murder case.
“The evidence establishes that police officers did not cause or contribute to the man’s injury,” said the SIU’s acting director Joseph Martino.
“Accordingly I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”
Officers were sent to a domestic disturbance on Marmac Cres., near Winston Churchill Boulevard and The Collegeway, on Jan. 13, 2018 at 1 a.m.
When the man answered the door, he was holding a knife and his left hand was bleeding, the investigation found.
An officer deployed a conducted energy weapon, or Taser, when the man didn’t comply with police demands to put the knife down.
The man was arrested then transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.
He was later charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder “in relation to events that transpired in the home before the arrival of police.”
Bob (Robert) Bellevue is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Elaine Bellevue, 61.
He’s also facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly trying to kill one of his teenage daughters.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies