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News Release

Police Officer Conducted Himself Judiciously; No Charges to Issue in Relation to Woman’s Fatal Jump from Toronto Apartment Balcony

Case Number: 18-TCD-150

Mississauga, ON (6 June, 2019) ---
On May 20, 2018, a 28-year-old woman jumped to her death from the balcony of her 14th floor apartment in Toronto. Prior to the woman’s fall, a Toronto Police Service officer had been engaged in conversation with the woman from the hallway outside her door. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the woman’s death.

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