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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Fatal Fall from Hospital Parking Garage in Hamilton

Case Number: 18-OCD-214

Mississauga, ON (12 September, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the July 2018 death of a 65-year-old man in Hamilton.

At 10:23 p.m. on July 19, 2018, the man called 911 indicating that he was suicidal, and that he was going to jump off the six storey parking garage at the Juravinski Hospital at 711 Concession Street. Several Hamilton Police Service officers were dispatched to that address. Prior to the arrival of police, 911 received a call at 10:28 p.m. from a medical professional to report that there was an injured man lying on the ground. At 10:31 p.m., the first officer arrived on scene, and began assisting the medical professional with first aid. The man succumbed to his injuries.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence clearly establishes that no police officer contributed to the man’s death. As such, 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