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News Release

SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation; Man Jumped from Second Floor Fire Escape

Case Number: 18-TCI-206

Mississauga, ON (9 August, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 40-year-old man last month in Toronto. 

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 14, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers responded to a stabbing call at a second floor apartment unit on Gerrard Street East. When officers arrived, they found a male victim in the apartment. A second man fled, jumping from the apartment’s fire escape to the ground below. This man was arrested and taken to Toronto East General Hospital where he was diagnosed and treated for a fractured left heel. 

Acting Director Martino said, “Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, it is apparent that the man was singularly responsible for his self-inflicted injury.  Consequently, I have terminated the investigation into this incident as the police did nothing that could possibly attract criminal liability in relation to the injury in question.”


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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Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342