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News Release

SIU Investigating Man’s Fatal Fall from Apartment Window in Ottawa

Case Number: 20-OCD-256

Mississauga, ON (7 October, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a fall from an Ottawa apartment window today resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9 a.m. on October 7, 2020, Ottawa Police Service officers attended an apartment building located at 2020 Jasmine Crescent to execute a search warrant.
  • Soon after the officers breached the door of an apartment unit on the 12th floor, a man fell from the window to the ground below.
  • Medical aid was provided to the man. However, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, three 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. 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 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