No grounds to charge officers in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet – SIU

Regis Korchinski-Paquet

The Special Investigations Unit  (SIU),  Ontario’s police watchdog ,says there are no grounds to charge officers who were in the home of Regis Korchinski-Paquet when she fell to her death from a Toronto balcony.

The Special Investigations Unit says six officers were in the 29-year-old woman’s home when she fell from the balcony in May last, while her mother and brother were nearby.

SIU director Joseph Martino says there’s no evidence the officers committed a crime.

The decision comes after the arm’s-length agency interviewed all six officers, along with 15 civilian witnesses.

The agency says investigators also received a written statement from Korchinski-Paquet’s father, with whom she had been speaking on the phone.

Korchinski-Paquet’s death sparked protests in the city and calls to change the way police deal with people in mental health crisis.