SIU investigating death of man,48, in Toronto Police custody

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The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 48-year-old man while in Toronto Police custody.

Citing Preliminary information, the Special Investigations Unit, said on October 13, 2021, the man was arrested and was being held in custody at 43 Division pending a bail hearing the following day.

On October 14, 2021, at about 8:17 a.m., the man was found unresponsive and Emergency Medical Services were called, SUI said, adding that the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The SIU has designated eight witness officials and one subject official in this case. Three investigators and one forensic investigator has been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for October 15, 2021,” the Special Investigations Unit said in a statement.

The SIU also added that it is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

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