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News Release

SIU Investigates Toronto Falling Death

Case Number: 14-TCD-249

Mississauga (23 October, 2014) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old man in Toronto this afternoon.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • Officers with the Toronto Police Service responded to an apartment building at 26 Harbour Square regarding a distressed person. 
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m. the man fell from the 26th floor to a 7th floor terrace. 
  • His death was pronounced at the scene.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to the investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 extension 1957 or 416-622-1957.

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. 

Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342