SIU Investigates Conduct of Officers Responding to Toronto Shooting Call – Toronto | The Canadian News

The Ontario Police Watchdog is investigating the conduct of officers who responded to a shooting call in Toronto earlier this year.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said in a statement Friday that on October 29, shortly before 4:30 a.m., Toronto police received a call about the sound of a gunshot on Kennedy and Ellesmere highways.

Officers responded and found a man on the ground, the SIU said.

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Paramedics arrived and the man was taken to the hospital where he died, according to the statement.

Toronto police previously identified the shooting victim as 54-year-old Toronto resident Douglas Devlin.

In early November, Adrien Williams, a 41-year-old Toronto resident, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting.

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The SIU said it launched an investigation after Toronto police notified the watchdog agency on December 9 of the incident.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving the police that have resulted in death, serious injury, alleged sexual assault, or discharge of a firearm against an individual.

It is unclear why exactly the Toronto Police Service notified the SIU of the incident nearly six weeks after it occurred.


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Global News contacted the SIU for additional information and was provided with the following statement:

“The incident was reported to the SIU after the Toronto Police Service investigated the homicide and discovered information that led them to notify the SIU,” said SIU spokeswoman Kristy Denette.

“The SIU is conducting an investigation into any possible crime involving the officials who responded to the call and located the man.”

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Connie Osborne, a Toronto police spokeswoman, said in the course of the ongoing investigation, “it was determined that you should refer to the Professional Standards.

“Professional Standards reviewed and contacted the Service’s SIU liaison, who immediately informed the SIU. At this time, we are limited to offering more information as the SIU has invoked its mandate ”.

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