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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Malton

Case Number: 19-OCD-219   

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Mississauga, ON (11 September, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old man last night in Malton.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9 p.m. on September 10, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers responded to a residence on Morningstar Drive for a domestic call.
  • At the residence, officers became involved in an interaction with a man which involved the use of a conducted energy weapon.
  • The man went vital signs absent and was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Five investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident. At this time, two subject officers and one witness officer have been designated.
 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident 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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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