SIU Continues Investigation into Toronto Firearm Death

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 31 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a police shooting on Sunday December 27, 2009 involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

An autopsy on 34 year old Paul Daniel was conducted on December 29, 2009 at the Coroner's building in Toronto.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1925 or 1-800-787-8529 extension No.1925.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries (including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police. Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to the Attorney General.

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For further information: For further information: Jasbir Brar, SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342

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