News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Mississauga

Case Number: 21-OCD-044

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Mississauga, ON (12 February, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 18-year-old man in Mississauga who had been taken to hospital on February 9, 2021.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 6:30 p.m. on February 9, 2021, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a residence in Mississauga as a woman had concerns with respect to a family member.
  • Before officers arrived at the home, an 18-year-old man fled.
  • Shortly after, he was located, apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital. He remained under police guard.
  • Around midnight, the man’s health deteriorated, and he was placed in the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Today, the man passed away in hospital.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. Two subject officials and three witness officials have been designated. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Toronto.

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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342