News Release

June 1, 2020 Update: SIU Investigation into Woman’s Fatal Fall from Toronto Balcony

Case Number: 20-TCD-124

Mississauga, ON (1 June, 2020) ---
SIU investigators are continuing their work to determine what transpired before the death of 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet, who fell from a Toronto apartment balcony on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

SIU investigators have interviewed the subject officer, all five witness officers and four civilian witnesses. Interviews with family members are expected to take place this week, as per the availability of the family’s counsel. Video footage captured by security cameras at 100 High Park Avenue, the apartment building in which Ms. Korchinski-Paquet resided, has been secured and reviewed. 

While the investigation is ongoing, the details of the interviews and the video footage will not be released in an effort to ensure the memories of other potential witnesses are not tainted. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU appreciates the public interest in this case and is doing what it can to get answers to the public as quickly as possible while ensuring that the integrity of the investigation is not compromised.  We ask for the public’s continued patience, and to avoid making any premature conclusions.  

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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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