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News Release

Update: SIU Releases Name of Woman Fatally Struck by Police Vehicle

Case Number: 12-TVD-218

Mississauga (29 July, 2012) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the death yesterday of 64-year-old Satyawatti (Janet) Katryan.

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) notified the SIU that:
 •At approximately 12:30 p.m. on July 28, 2012, a police vehicle was escorting a funeral procession northbound on Highway 27;
 •In the area of 500 Rexdale Boulevard, the police vehicle struck Ms. Katryan, who was crossing the road;
 •Ms. Katryan was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The SIU has assigned six investigators, three forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-641-1866.

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