Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

July 25, 2011 16:30 ET

SIU Continues Death Investigation in Peel

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 25, 2011) - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Peel Region early Sunday morning.

On Sunday July 24, 2011 at 2:15 a.m. Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers interacted with 53-year-old Keith Prescod of Toronto near the Pearson International Airport on the ramp to Terminal 3. Mr. Prescod was restrained and went into medical distress. He was taken to the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A post mortem was conducted today in Toronto. The results of this exam will be forthcoming to SIU investigators sometime in the future.

Six investigators and three forensic investigators are investigating this incident. The SIU has designated three officers as subject officers and eight officers as witness officers.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1886.

The SIU is an arm's length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation

  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid

  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.

Contact Information

  • SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
    Frank Phillips
    416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529