Police have charged a doctor with murder as they investigate a number of suspicious deaths in Hawkesbury, Ont.
OPP officers were called to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Thursday evening.
Dr. Brian Nadler was arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder. He appeared in court Friday.
“Dr. Nadler maintains his innocence,” his lawyer Alan Brass told CTV News Ottawa. Brass said the charges against Nadler will be rigorously defended.
Police say they are investigating “a number of suspicious deaths.”
Police say there is no risk to the public or patient safety and the routine activity at the hospital will not be affected by the investigation.
Nadler is listed as a hospitalist on the Hawkesbury hospital’s website. His page on Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons website, the regulatory body for doctors in the province, says he graduated from McGill University in 2010.
He acquired an internal medicine specialty in September 2019, and became an active member of the college in February 2020, the college’s website says.
The Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit is leading the investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.