St. Catharines Standards, December 21, 2017
Sandi Walker Tantardini — whose son Scott died of an overdose on Aug. 27, 2016 — called it “mind-blowing” that an officer could be subject to an investigation under the SIU after administering naloxone.
“That’s disgusting — absolutely disgusting,” said Walker Tantardini, who was at Thursday’s police services board meeting to be part of a discussion on Niagara Region’s response to the growing number of deaths related to use of opioids such as fentanyl. She said an exemption is in place in B.C. for officers administering the drug. “I’m wondering how we can get that to happen here.”