News Release

SIU Investigates Custody Injuries in Toronto

Case Number: 10-TCI-158

Mississauga (5 August, 2010) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 39-year-old man in Toronto. The Toronto Police Service (TPS) reported the following information to the SIU:
* On August 4, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the TPS received a call, and subsequently attended an apartment building located at 150 Graydon Hall Drive.
* Officers forced open a door on the 11th floor.
* There was an interaction with a man, and he sustained injuries to his hand and ribs. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Four investigators from the SIU 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 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

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