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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Incident in Downtown Toronto

Case Number: 15-TCI-272

Mississauga (15 November, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking witnesses to an interaction between Toronto Police and a 46-year-old man on Saturday evening.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • Between 5 and 9 p.m., Toronto Police attempted to arrest a man near the intersection of Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East.
  • During the arrest, the man suffered an injury to his face.
  • The man was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2150.

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. 

Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897