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Update: SIU Releases Name of Man Fatally Shot in Toronto

Case Number: 12-TFD-057

Mississauga (22 February, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 48-year-old Frank Anthony Berry in Toronto earlier this week.

On Monday, February 20, 2012, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the SIU and reported the following:
• At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday, police were investigating a man on Campbell Avenue in Toronto;
• There was an interaction between TPS officers and Mr. Berry;
• During the interaction, Mr. Berry was shot;
• He was transported to St. Michael’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.  One subject officer and seven witness officers with TPS have been designated. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2038 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2038.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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