SIU Investigation Continues into Custody Death Involving the Peel Regional Police Service
Case Number: 08-OCI-194
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A post-mortem has shown no anatomical cause of death. The pathologist has ordered toxicology tests at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto to assist in determining the exact cause of death.
The SIU investigation continues this week with ongoing interviews of subject and witness officers.
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.