SIU investigates after Toronto officer fires ‘less lethal’ firearm during arrest – Toronto

The county’s police watchdog is investigating after a Toronto police officer unloaded a “less lethal” firearm during an arrest Friday night. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) β€” which is investigating certain police interactions, including the unloading of all firearms β€” said the incident happened around 8:10 p.m. Police officers were called to the Royal York … Read more

SIU Clears Toronto Officers Who Killed Man Who Had A Shotgun Outside Scarborough School

Two Toronto police officers correctly shot and killed a man near a Scarborough elementary school after pointing a rifle at them, the Ontario Special Investigations Unit director concluded. The officers reasonably feared for their lives and saw “a clear and present threat to public safety,” the director of the SIU concluded in a report released … Read more

SIU investigates Saturday morning collision in North York – Toronto

Ontario police watchdog is investigating a collision in North York on Saturday morning. In a tweet, Toronto police said the incident took place on Tresillian Road near Highway 401 and Avenue Road. The investigation is being led by the York Regional Police Department, with assistance from the Toronto Police Force and Ontario Provincial Police, the … Read more

SIU seeks witnesses after man allegedly injured during Toronto arrest

The county’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), is seeking witnesses in connection with a Toronto arrest that seriously injured a 39-year-old man. The SIU said around 1:45 p.m. on Sunday that a man was arrested by three police officers on a bicycle on the streets of Shuter and Jarvis. The agency said that … Read more

Witness describes ‘surreal’ events surrounding fatal shooting by police in Toronto – Toronto

Gavin Trevan was taking a nap on Saturday afternoon when he was suddenly awakened by screams. He then went outside his home on Midland Avenue in Scarborough and was led away by first responders. β€œIt’s surreal. I don’t believe it happened,” Trevan told Global News on Monday. He lives in the basement of the house … Read more

Ontario’s SIU investigates Toronto man’s death after police intervention

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit says it is investigating the death of a 26-year-old man in North York early this morning. A release from the SIU says the man died Saturday night after interacting with police at a residence. It says police responded to a call and found a man in mental distress holding a knife … Read more

SIU called in after man dies after interacting with Toronto police

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man Sunday after an “interaction” with Toronto police. Police went to the Finch Avenue East and Leslie Street area at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday night after receiving a call about “a man with a knife making threats and in mental … Read more