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News Release

SIU Investigating Falling Death in Toronto

Case Number: 17-TCD-055

Mississauga, ON (21 March, 2017) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man this afternoon in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, a Toronto Police Service Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT), consisting of two officers and a nurse, responded to an apartment building located at 545 Sherbourne Street.
  • The MCIT attended an apartment unit on the 30th floor.
  • At some point, a man fell from the 30th floor balcony to the ground below.
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    
Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2150. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342