SIU Updates Investigation into Toronto Custody Death
Case Number: 05-TCD-004
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Mr. Medeiros' cause of death is undetermined at this stage and toxicology and pathology tests are underway.
As part of the ongoing probe, SIU investigators have interviewed family members that were present at the time of the incident. Police equipment and clothing have been seized for examination and the home has also been photographed and examined. Police officer designations have yet to be made.
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.