SIU Investigating After Police Officer Discharges Bean-Bag Gun at Man in Toronto
Case Number: 20-TFP-347
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- At approximately 9:45 p.m. on December 11, 2020, Toronto Police Service officers were dispatched to 5800 Yonge Street in Toronto as an individual was in crisis and had possession of a weapon.
- Upon arrival, officers became involved in an interaction with a 33-year-old man.
- During the interaction, an officer discharged a bean-bag gun at the man, and he was struck. A conducted energy weapon was also deployed.
- The man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital.
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
Monica Hudon, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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