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News Release

SIU Investigating Falling Death of Man in Toronto

Case Number: 18-TCD-155

Mississauga, ON (28 May, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the falling death of a 32-year-old man yesterday in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4 p.m. on May 27, 2018, the Toronto Police Service received a call regarding a man in distress on the roof of a seven-storey building in the area of Yonge Street and Glencairn Avenue.
  • Officers attended the scene, including members from the Emergency Task Force.
  • While officers were speaking to the man, the man fell to the ground below.
  • He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:39 p.m.

Five investigators and two forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow in Toronto.

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