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News Release

No Grounds to Charge Peel Regional Police Officer in Relation to Man’s Fatal Jump from Balcony

Case Number: 16-OCD-238

Mississauga, ON (7 February, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the September 2016 death of a 34-year-old man. As a result of the man jumping over a balcony railing soon after police entered the apartment, none of the officers had the opportunity to communicate with the man, and at no point were any of the officers close enough to the man to prevent him from jumping.
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. 

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