Canada’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is currently investigating the death of a 29-year-old Black woman in the High Park neighborhood of Toronto.
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.
According to a male cousin of the woman, she was thrown to her death by the police from her 24th floor balcony.
According to the SIU, police were called to an apartment building on High Park Avenue just after 5:15 p.m. following reports of a domestic dispute.
“While officers were inside an apartment unit on the 24th floor, they observed a woman on the balcony,” read a statement released by the SIU.
The SIU statement does not say if there was any of interaction with police except that, “a short time later, the woman fell from the balcony to the ground below.”
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
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