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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Falling Death of Man in Scarborough

Case Number: 19-PCD-097

Mississauga, ON (14 June, 2019) ---
On the morning of May 3, 2019, a 69-year-old man died as the result of massive injuries he suffered when he fell from the Highway 401 overpass at Kennedy Road. Prior to his fall, an Ontario Provincial Police officer was on the same overpass, attempting to talk the man away from the edge of the bridge. 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 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