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News Release

SIU Investigates Death in Ottawa

Case Number: 08-OCD-126

TORONTO (30 June, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 48-year-old woman this morning in Ottawa.

At approximately 6:00 a.m., officers from the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) responded to a call from an apartment building on Richmond Rd. Shortly after officers arrived at the building, the woman fell to her death from the 7th floor.

The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman's death. Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1886.

No further information is available at this time.

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