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News Release

No Basis to Lay Charges in Relation to Man’s Fatal Fall from Highway 401 Overpass to Don Valley Golf Course

Case Number: 18-PCD-279

Mississauga, ON (4 October, 2019) ---
In the early morning hours of September 18, 2018, a 36-year-old man jumped from the Highway 401 overpass onto the Don Valley Golf Course below, suffering fatal injuries in the process. Moments prior to the fall, an OPP officer had been speaking to the man attempting to get him safely off the highway.  The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the man’s death.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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