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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Scarborough

Case Number: 19-TFD-147

Mississauga, ON (30 March, 2020) ---
In the evening hours of June 25, 2019, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers with the Guns and Gangs Task Force surrounded a vehicle in the area of Midland Avenue and Midwest Road to arrest the 21-year-old male driver on an outstanding arrest warrant. When the man drove forward and struck an officer, another officer fired three shots at the man. The man was transported to hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a TPS officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death.

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

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 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