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News Release

SIU Closes Investigation into Man’s Fall from Balcony in Scarborough

Case Number: 15-OCI-129

Mississauga (25 August, 2015) --- SIU Acting Director Joseph Martino has terminated the investigation of an incident that occurred in Scarborough in June of 2015.
The SIU determined that shortly after midnight on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Durham Regional Police Service officers went to an apartment building located at 3171 Eglinton Avenue East to investigate a 39-year-old man for breaching his recognizance. The officers remained outside the apartment door of the 4th floor unit while the man went to get dressed. Instead of going back to the police officers at the door after getting dressed, the man went out onto the balcony to try to jump to the adjoining balcony. He fell to the ground and sustained serious injuries in the process. Due to the fact that the man’s injuries were not caused by any police officer, the SIU investigation has been terminated.

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