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Communiqué de presse

SIU Terminates Investigation as Fall From Balcony in Scarborough not the Result of Police Actions

Numéro du dossier: 18-TCI-039

Mississauga, ON (9 mars 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS) in relation to the injuries sustained last month by a 22-year-old man.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on February 7, 2018, TPS officers attended an apartment building in the area of Markham Road and Kingston Road in Scarborough after a 911 call was received regarding a domestic incident. Upon arrival, police attempted to speak with a man who had barricaded himself in his bedroom. A short time later – while police were still outside the bedroom – the man exited through his bedroom window, and onto the balcony. While climbing over the balcony railing, he slipped and fell to the ground below. He was transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment of a head injury.
  
Director Loparco said, “The man’s injuries were the result of his own misadventure and not the result of any actions by police officers. Accordingly, this investigation has been terminated.”

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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