File Closed without Charges in Death of Mississauga Man
Case Number: 15-OCD-249
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- Just before 8:00 p.m. on October 27, 2015, Peel Regional Police received a call about a man who was armed with knives and had threatened two family members before they fled a home on Glen Erin Drive south of Britannia Road.
- Officers responded, as did the Tactical and Rescue Unit (TRU).
- As the incident involved weapons and a potentially barricaded individual, the officers planned to contain the scene and wait for an opportunity to arrest the man.
- The plan changed when officers learned the man was suicidal. At that point, TRU officers entered the house.
- Using a “scout recon” robot, the man was located in the basement of the home. Officers and paramedics attempted to revive the man.
- He was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.
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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