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News Release

Appeal for Witnesses in Toronto Arrest Incident

Case Number: 10-TCD-074

Mississauga (6 May, 2010) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to on an incident which took place in the early evening of May 5, 2010.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Steeles Avenue at Founders Rd. One of the vehicle's occupants attempted to flee resulting in a short foot pursuit. Following an interaction with police the male was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. As a result, the SIU has commenced an investigation into this matter.

The Lead Investigator is interested in speaking with any member of the public who may have witnessed this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the SIU at 1-800-787-8529 or the Lead Investigator at 416-622-1957.

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