SIU Updates Toronto Shooting Incident
Case Number: 08-TFD-026
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Byron Debassige, 28 years of age, was fatally shot during a confrontation with TPS officers in Oriole Park, in the area of Frobisher Ave. and Lascelles Blvd.
As part of their independent investigation, the SIU has designated two subject and six witness officers from the TPS. SIU investigators are continuing to interview police and civilian witnesses. They will also be canvassing the area surrounding the incident scene over the next few days. SIU investigators continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information about it, to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1957.
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.