News Release

SIU Charges Toronto Police Officer in Shooting of Man

Case Number: 23-TFI-058   

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SIU Investigating After Toronto Police Officer Shoots Man

Mississauga, ON (8 September, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed criminal offences in relation to a shooting in February 2023.

The SIU investigation found that on February 27, officers were called to a park in the area of Black Creek Drive and Trethewey Drive for a report of a man with a knife. Two officers discharged conducted energy weapons at the man. Another officer shot his firearm twice at the man. The man, 31, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Cst Andrew Davis is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code
  • One count of aggravated assault contrary to section 268; and
  • One count of discharge firearm with intent to maim, wound, disfigure or endanger life, contrary to section 244.
Cst Davis is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 10 Armoury Street in Toronto on October 3, 2023, at 2 p.m.

As the matter is before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will not provide further comment on the investigation.  

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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES