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News Release

SIU Investigates North York Custody Death

Case Number: 10-TCD-074

Mississauga (6 May, 2010) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of 18-year-old Junior Alexander Manon that occurred yesterday evening. The Toronto Police Service reported the following information to the SIU:

* At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, officers stopped a vehicle on Steeles Ave. W. at Founders Rd.
* One of the vehicle's occupants, Mr. Manon, attempted to flee resulting in a short foot pursuit.
* Mr. Manon was transported to York Finch Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Five investigators and two forensic investigators are investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342