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News Release

No Basis to Impugn Actions of York Regional Police Officer in Suicide from Highway 400 Bridge

Case Number: 16-OCD-212

Mississauga, ON (1 September, 2017) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, is satisfied that there are no reasonable grounds for proceeding with any criminal charges in an incident where a 49-year-old man jumped from an overpass of Highway 400 and died.
The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. It can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.

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