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News Release

SIU Investigating Man’s Fatal Fall from Overpass in Waterloo

Case Number: 19-OCD-120

Mississauga, ON (4 June, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 40-year-old man today in Waterloo.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Around noon on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Waterloo Regional Police Service received information regarding a man in distress in the area of Northfield Drive West and Highway 85.
  • Officers located the man and began speaking with him.
  • Shortly after, the man fell from the overpass to the highway below.
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Hamilton. At this time, one subject officer and three witness officers have been designated.
 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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