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News Release

SIU Continues Investigation in Toronto

Case Number: 08-TFD-036

TORONTO (12 March, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances of a fatal shooting that occurred on March 8, 2008 involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

David Fetterly, 42 years of age, of Toronto, was fatally shot during a physical altercation with a TPS officer inside a pharmacy at the corner of Garden Avenue and Roncesvalles Avenue.

As part of their investigation, the SIU has designated one subject and seven witness officers from the TPS. Seven SIU investigators, including three forensic investigators, have been assigned to investigate the nature and extent of TPS involvement in this fatal shooting. SIU investigators have now canvassed the area surrounding the pharmacy and have interviewed civilian witnesses.

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. 

SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342