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News Release

Death of a Man in Brampton Prompts SIU Investigation

Case Number: 16-OCD-238

Mississauga, ON (18 September, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old man at an apartment building in Brampton. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just after 6:30 p.m. on September 17, 2016, Peel Regional Police received a call about a domestic situation at an apartment on Malta Avenue.
  • Officers arrived and spoke to residents of the apartment.
  • Shortly after that, a man fell from the building.
  • The 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
    
Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

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

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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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