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News Release

Update: SIU Investigates Firearm Death in Toronto

Case Number: 09-TFD-310

Mississauga (31 December, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a police shooting on Sunday December 27, 2009 involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

An autopsy on 34-year-old Paul Daniel was conducted on December 29, 2009 at the Coroner's building in Toronto.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at
416-622- 1925 or 1-800-787- 8529 extension 1925.

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