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News Release

Man’s Injury a Result of Him Jumping off Balcony; SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

Case Number: 18-TCI-174

Mississauga, ON (28 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 49-year-old man earlier this month in Toronto.

At approximately 3 a.m. on June 9, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers attended an apartment on Mutual Street for a break and enter in progress. As officers entered the apartment, a man jumped off a second floor balcony and fled on foot. Shortly thereafter, police apprehended the man. He was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured right heel, sustained when he jumped off the balcony unaided.

Director Loparco said, “The video evidence establishes that the injury to the man was not caused by police conduct. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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