SIU Investigating Following School Yard Shooting Involving Toronto Police Service Officers
Case Number: 17-TFI-355
- Just after 11:00 p.m. on December 1, 2017, Toronto Police Service received a call about a home invasion at a residence on Benshire Drive in Scarborough.
- Police officers arrived and saw a number of persons fleeing into Bendale Junior Public School.
- There was a short foot pursuit into the school yard.
- One police officer discharged his firearm.
- A 25-year-old man was struck. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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.
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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