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News Release

SIU Investigating Interaction between Man and Police Officers in Toronto

Case Number: 17-TCI-325

Mississauga, ON (8 November, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 30-year-old man earlier today in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the man was involved in an altercation with an Uber driver in the area of Parliament Street and Front Street East. The man then became involved in an altercation with TTC personnel.
  • Police were called and attended the scene. Officers located the man, and while arresting him, there was a struggle.
  • The man was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.
    
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 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