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No Charges Warranted in Relation to Man’s Fatal Jump from Mississauga Overpass

Case Number: 19-OCD-213

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Man Dies after Fall from Overpass in Mississauga; SIU Investigating

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Mississauga, ON (4 June, 2020) ---
In the early morning hours of September 6, 2019, a 27-year-old man fell to his death off the Derry Road overpass onto the southbound lanes of Hwy 410. Seconds prior to his death, two officers had arrived on the overpass to render assistance to the man. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no grounds to believe that either officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342