SIU Investigating Fatal Fall in Belleville Ontario FEB 29, 2016

SIU Investigating Belleville Fatal Fall

Case Number: 16-OCD-055

Mississauga, ON (28 February, 2016) —

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the death of a 30-year-old man at an apartment building in Belleville.
Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • Just before 7:00 p.m. on February 27, Belleville Police responded to a disturbance call at an apartment building at 99 Sidney Street.
  • There, officers encountered two men.
  • During the interaction, one of the men fell from a 9th floor window.
  • He was pronounced dead at Belleville General Hospital.
The SIU has designated two subject officers and one witness officer as part of this investigation.
Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident.
Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.

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