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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Custody Injury in Toronto's Entertainment District

Case Number: 08-TCI-124

TORONTO (10 July, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for public assistance in the investigation of an incident that occurred in Toronto's entertainment district.

A 21-year-old man suffered a fracture below the eye during his arrest by Toronto Police officers outside the Mink nightclub at 150 Pearl Street (west of University Avenue and Adelaide Street) at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday June 29, 2008.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information about it is asked to call the SIU lead investigator at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1965.

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. 

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