News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Scarborough

Case Number: 21-TCD-340   

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Mississauga, ON (10 October, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 41-year-old man last night in the community of Scarborough in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7:27 p.m. on October 9, 2021, the Toronto Police Service responded to a residence on Castledene Crescent in Scarborough for an unknown trouble call. 
  • A police negotiator made contact with the man. During the negotiation, the man sustained a serious injury.
  • Police administered first aid until paramedics arrived. 
  • The man was taken to hospital where he died.
Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for October 11, 2021.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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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Kristy Denette, kristy.denette@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342