News Release

SIU Investigates Custody Death in Brampton

Case Number: 06-OCD-061

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TORONTO (13 April, 2006) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances of the death of a 25-year-old man in Brampton.

At about 4:00 a.m. on April 13, 2006, Peel Regional Police Service (PRPS) officers responded to 190 Clark Boulevard to investigate a complaint of a man who had allegedly threatened his girlfriend during a domestic dispute. Officers entered the apartment building to locate the man. At about 4:15 a.m., the man was found lying on the ground outside the building, suffering from fatal injuries.

A post mortem examination for the man is scheduled for tomorrow morning. His identity is not being released at this time.

Six SIU investigators are probing the circumstances of the death to determine the nature and extent of police involvement. The investigation is continuing.

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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