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News Release

SIU Investigates Firearm Death of Man in Scarborough

Case Number: 10-TFD-182

Mississauga (29 August, 2010) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a man today in Scarborough.  He has been identified as 25-year-old Reyal Jensen Jardine-Douglas of Pickering.  The Toronto Police Service (TPS) reported the following information to the SIU:
  • Based on information received by the TPS, officers began following a TTC bus traveling southbound on Victoria Park Avenue shortly after 3:00 p.m.
  • A short time later, officers pulled over the bus, and Mr. Jardine-Douglas exited the bus.
  • There was an interaction between him and the officers, and he was shot more than once.
  • Mr. Jardine-Douglas was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 p.m.

Seven investigators and four forensic investigators are investigating 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342