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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Malton

Case Number: 19-OCD-219

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 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