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News Release

SIU Director Unable to Find Any Fault with Conduct of Officers who Tried to Convince a Waterloo Man to Abandon Suicide Plans

Case Number: 16-OCD-272

Mississauga, ON (24 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, says there are no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed when Waterloo Regional Police officers attempted to stop a 56-year-old man from jumping from a Highway 401 overpass in October 2016.  The man fell eight metres and died from his injuries.  
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision)

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. 

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
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342