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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Woman’s Fall from Bloor Street Overpass at Highway 427

Case Number: 18-TCI-234

Mississauga, ON (9 September, 2019) ---
In the morning hours of August 6, 2018, a 26-year-old woman jumped from the Bloor Street overpass at Highway 427 and landed in the northbound lanes of the roadway. She suffered multiple fractures as a result of the fall. Several hours before the incident, the woman had been at the hospital waiting to be assessed in relation to her mental health, with two Toronto Police Service officers present. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any of the officers in relation to this incident.

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