SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation into Injury to Woman Who Jumped from Window
Case Number: 18-TCI-021
(27 February, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 34-year-old woman last month in Toronto.
At approximately 10 a.m. on January 29, 2018, two Toronto Police Service officers attended an apartment to execute an outstanding warrant on a woman. The officers were informed by another individual that the woman was in a bedroom. When the woman saw the officers, she told them she had to change her clothes. Instead, she jumped out of the second floor bedroom window and landed on the ground below. She was transported by ambulance to hospital where she was diagnosed with a back injury.
Director Loparco said, “The woman’s injury was caused when she jumped out of a second floor window, and was not as a result of her interaction with the police. As such, this investigation has been terminated.”
The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.
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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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