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News Release

SIU Investigating Arrest of Man in Toronto

Case Number: 20-TCI-215

Mississauga, ON (30 August, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an interaction that occurred last night in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On August 29, 2020, Toronto Police Service officers were in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue while a rally was taking place.
  • At approximately 8 p.m., officers were made aware of a man jumping on cars. An interaction ensued between the man and officers, including an officer deploying a conducted energy weapon. 
  • The 33-year-old man was arrested and transported to hospital for treatment. The Unit is awaiting confirmation on the nature of the man’s injuries.
  • As a result of the altercation, several officers were injured.

The SIU was notified of the incident at 1:43 a.m. on August 30, 2020, at which time the Unit invoked its mandate.

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

The SIU is an independent civilian 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