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News Release

SIU Terminates Brampton Death Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCD-132

Mississauga, ON (18 May, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the death of a 50-year-old man last month in Brampton. 

At approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers responded to a residence in the area of Main Street North and Queen Street West for a medical assistance call. Upon arrival, CPR was commenced and an officer administered Narcan nasal spray. When paramedics arrived, they took over care of the man. The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Director Loparco said, “The police officer’s sole contact with the man consisted of attempting to perform life-saving measures, which unfortunately were not successful. Accordingly, I have terminated this investigation”

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