Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

July 24, 2011 13:10 ET

SIU Investigates Death of Man in Peel

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 24, 2011) - Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances of the death of a man in Peel Region today. The Peel Region Police (PRP) reported the following information to the SIU:

  • At approximately 02:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, Peel Region Police officers became involved with a man near the Pearson International Airport on the ramp to Terminal 3.
  • The man was retrained and became VSA at the scene and was been taken to the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Six investigators and three forensic investigators are investigating this incident. The SIU has designated 3 Subject Officers and 8 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 X 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
    416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529