SIU Discontinues Investigation Connected to Fatal Stabbing in Brampton
Case Number: 19-OCD-095
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(30 May, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the death of a man earlier this month in Brampton.
On the night of May 1, 2019, a 12-year-old injured boy went to a neighbor’s home and informed that there had been a domestic situation involving his mother and father. The homeowner contacted 911, and as a result, Peel Regional Police officers responded to a home on Quarry Edge Drive. Upon entering the residence, officers located a 47-year-old man lying on the floor of the main floor bathroom. He had stab wounds to the neck and was doused in gasoline. He was arrested. The officers applied emergency first aid, and when the man stopped breathing, CPR was administered. When paramedics and firefighters arrived, they took over care of the man. Despite their efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 41-year-old woman who was found on the second floor of the home was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where she was pronounced dead.
The 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital for treatment of stab wounds. His 3-year-old sister had been able to get out of the home unharmed.
Interim Director Martino said, “Based on the foregoing record, as established by the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, it is evident that no police officer caused or contributed to the man’s death. Accordingly, the SIU’s investigation is hereby discontinued and the file closed.”
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.
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