News Release

Man’s Injury a Result of Him Jumping off Balcony; SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

Case Number: 18-TCI-174   

Mississauga, ON (28 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 49-year-old man earlier this month in Toronto.

At approximately 3 a.m. on June 9, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers attended an apartment on Mutual Street for a break and enter in progress. As officers entered the apartment, a man jumped off a second floor balcony and fled on foot. Shortly thereafter, police apprehended the man. He was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured right heel, sustained when he jumped off the balcony unaided.

Director Loparco said, “The video evidence establishes that the injury to the man was not caused by police conduct. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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