News Release

SIU Investigating Falling Injuries Sustained by Man in London

Case Number: 20-OCD-103   

Mississauga, ON (6 May, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the falling injuries sustained by a 26-year-old man last night in London.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11:15 p.m. on May 5, 2020, London Police Service officers responded to an apartment building on Walnut Street after receiving a call regarding a person in distress.
  • Officers made their way to an apartment unit on the 15th floor, and through a barricaded door, an officer attempted to communicate with a 26-year-old man.
  • A short time later, the man fell from the unit’s balcony to the ground below. He was transported to hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529, or 647-297-0142. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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