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News Release

Officers Acted in Pursuit of the Protection and Preservation of Life; No Charges to Issue in Relation to Woman’s Falling Death in Toronto

Case Number: 18-TCD-291

Mississauga, ON (23 September, 2019) ---
On the evening of September 29, 2018, a 28-year-old woman died after falling several floors from the balcony of her Toronto condominium unit. Two Toronto Police Service officers were in and around the balcony at the time of the fall. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officers in relation to the woman’s death.  

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