Police cleared in death of a man found outside an Oshawa building


Published July 5, 2023 at 8:06 am


Warning: This story contains content about suicide.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) cleared two Durham Regional Police Service officers in the death of a man found outside an Oshawa building.

On March 3 this year, police responded to a call at a building on Simcoe Street in Oshawa for a wellbeing check around 4 a.m., the SIU said in their investigation report.

The SIU investigates death, serious injuries or allegations of sexual assault following Ontario police interactions.

The family of a 37-year-old man asked for help in getting him apprehended under the Mental Health Act as he appeared to be in a mental health crisis, the SIU said.

Attending officers met with the man but did not take him.

About an hour after the officers left, the man was found dead after a fall through a window.

The SIU found no reasonable grounds to believe the two officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death.

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