SIU Concludes Brampton Death Investigation
Case Number: 14-OCD-051
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- At approximately 7:00 p.m., the man’s father contacted PRP to attend the family’s apartment unit located at 370 Steeles Avenue East regarding a domestic matter involving his son.
- Three witness officers were the first to arrive at the scene. They spoke with the father in the lobby and then proceeded to make their way up to the family’s apartment.
- The father entered his son’s bedroom and observed him seated at his computer. He attempted to engage his son in conversation, but his son was not interested.
- The son shouted at his father and threw a kitchen knife at him. The knife missed his father and fell to the floor of the bedroom.
- The father and the witness officers removed themselves from the bedroom to the hallway outside the bedroom door.
- Acting on instructions from the subject officer, who had been monitoring the unfolding events via police radio, the witness officers closed the door and refrained from engaging the man pending the subject officer’s arrival at the scene.
- At about 7:20 p.m. the subject officer and another witness officer entered the apartment.
- The officers discussed their options and there was some talk that the subject officer would deploy his conducted energy weapon if and when the man exited the bedroom.
- The subject officer called out to the man on several occasions but received no response. The subject officer decided the officers could no longer wait when he learned from the officers who had been dealing with the man before his arrival that they had heard a groan coming from within the bedroom.
- Believing that a quick entry into the bedroom was now necessary, the subject officer opened the door and walked in. The time was about 7:25 p.m.
- The subject officer found the man slumped over in a pool of blood and unconscious. The officers turned him onto his back to commence CPR and noticed an arrow sticking out of his chest.
- Paramedics arrived on the scene and began to work on the man before transporting him to the Brampton Civic Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
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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