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News Release

SIU Investigating Death in Toronto

Case Number: 15-TCD-194

Mississauga (2 September, 2015) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody death that occurred on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the City of Toronto.

The Toronto Police Service reported the following information to the SIU:
• Police officers were conducting an investigation near the intersection of Yonge Street and Maitland Street at approximately 9:16 p.m. in regards to an unknown problem call;
• A man was located lying in the street and was removed to the sidewalk;
• The man went into medical distress and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.  Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1925.

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. 

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