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Communiqué de presse

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Death of Man in Toronto

Numéro du dossier: 17-TCD-350

Mississauga, ON (28 décembre 2018) ---
On the night of November 26, 2017, officers with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) responded to a Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) apartment building in the area of Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East for a disturbance call. When officers arrived at the TCHC security office, a 57-year-old man was in the office – he was seated and had been handcuffed. The officers took over custody of the man and stood him up to perform a search.  Following the search he was allowed to be seated again.  Shortly after being seated, the man fell to the ground and went vital signs absent. Paramedics, who were already on scene, performed CPR on the man and transported him to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any TPS officer in relation to the man’s death. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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.

Jasbir Dhillon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342