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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction between Man and Police Officers in Toronto

Case Number: 17-TCI-177

Mississauga, ON (12 July, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 46-year-old man earlier this week in downtown Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, officers with the Toronto Police Service attempted to stop a man in the area of Adelaide Street West and University Avenue.
  • The man fled from the police officers.
  • Police officers located the man in the area of Simcoe Street, between the United States Consulate General and Canada Life buildings, and there was an interaction.
  • The man sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator 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. 2314. 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