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News Release

Woman’s Jump from Rooftop Led to her Death; No Charges to Issue Against Officers in Mississauga

Case Number: 18-OCD-051

Mississauga, ON (15 January, 2019) ---
On February 21, 2018, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers and paramedics attended a townhouse in Mississauga after a 911 call reporting that a woman was standing on the roof of the townhouse. Several officers attempted to convince the 28-year-old woman to abandon her thoughts of suicide. A short time later, the woman jumped from the roof to the pavement below. She succumbed to her injuries in hospital. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a PRP officer in this case.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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