Charges Not Warranted in Highrise Death in Toronto
Case Number: 15-TCD-229
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- On October 1, 2015, Toronto Police officers attended an apartment building on Jane Street south of Finch Avenue. They intended to arrest a 35-year-old man for assault with a weapon.
- The two subject officers knocked on the door of an apartment and announced they were police officers.
- The man who was the subject of the arrest panicked and went on the balcony. At the same time, a woman who resided in the apartment answered the door and allowed the officers to enter.
- The officers searched the apartment. When they did not find the man, even after searching the balcony, the woman informed them that he went out on the balcony as they arrived.
- One of the officers returned to the balcony, looked over the railing, and discovered the man lying in the parking lot below.
- The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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.
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