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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Fall from Apartment Balcony in Toronto

Case Number: 19-TCI-125

Mississauga, ON (19 December, 2019) ---
On June 9, 2019, a 22-year-old man fell from the 4th floor balcony of a building in Toronto and suffered injuries in the process.  Moments prior to his fall, three Toronto Police Service officers had been present with the man in a 7th floor apartment of the building. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a TPS officer in relation to this incident. 

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