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Toronto Man Succumbs to Injuries

Case Number: 06-TCD-193

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TORONTO (27 November, 2006) --- On November 27, 2006, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Jasen Drnasin succumbed to his injuries at Humber River Regional Hospital.

On November 12, 2006, Mr. Drnasin was involved in an altercation with TTC Special Constables and Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Royal York Road. Shortly after his arrest, Mr. Drnasin went into medical distress. He was transported to hospital where he remained in critical condition until his death.

SIU investigators are continuing to probe the nature and extent of the police's involvement in all the circumstances surrounding Mr. Drnasin's death.

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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