SIU Investigation Continues into Custody Death Involving the Peel Regional Police Service

    TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - The following is an update to the SIU news
release of September 17, 2008 re: the custody death of 42-year-old Sean
Reilly. Mr. Reilly went into medical distress after being tasered in the cell
area of 12 Division on September 16th and died later in hospital.
    A post-mortem was completed late Friday September 19th; however, results
will not be released at this time.
    The investigation is ongoing with officer interviews being conducted over
the weekend.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: John Yoannou, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de téléphone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529; For general information about the SIU, please visit our
website at

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