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News Release

SIU Investigates Death in Hamilton

Case Number: 10-OCD-177

Mississauga (25 August, 2010) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 65-year-old man yesterday in Hamilton. The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) reported the following information to the SIU:

* Yesterday evening, HPS officers were investigating a motor vehicle collision.
* Based on information obtained, they attended the 10th storey of an apartment building on Main Street West in Hamilton.
* At approximately 6:15 p.m., it was reported that a man had fallen from the building. The 65-year-old was pronounced dead.

A postmortem is scheduled to take place today. Three SIU investigators and two SIU forensic investigators are looking into this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length 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. 

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