The family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet is requiring responses from cops after the 29- year-old lady passed away after falling from a 24 th-floor house veranda.
Ontario’s police watchdog, the Unique Investigations Unit, said Toronto Police officers responded to a domestic complaint at 100 High Park Ave., north of Bloor St. W., at 5: 15 p.m. Wednesday.
The SIU says preliminary evidence suggests authorities entered into a house and discovered the female on the veranda.
In a release, the unit states a brief time later on the female fell from the terrace to the ground listed below. She died at the scene.
The family’s lawyer Knia Singh informed reporters outside the building Thursday Korchinski-Paquet, over the past 5 years, began experiencing epilepsy and mental health episodes that often needed assistance from cops.
Singh stated Korchinski-Paquet’s mom called cops around 5: 15 p.m. to the High Park house after a domestic dispute.
” I asked the police if they might take my daughter to CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), and my daughter ended up dead,” said Claudette Korchinski- Beals.
When cops reached the household’s system, Singh said officers satisfied Korchinski-Paquet, her bro and mother in the hallway. Korchinski-Paquet “exchanged” words with the officers as they walked down the hall and after that she informed cops she needed to use the restroom. The attorney said the lady’s bro saw “numerous” officers following her and was stopped after he tried to enter.
The attorney stated, within a minute or two, the household heard a commotion and Korchinski-Paquet cry, “Mommy, assistance. Mama, aid. Mom, help.”
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders released a statement Thursday– an uncommon relocation as authorities services frequently do not comment once the SIU has taken over the investigation.
— With files by The Canadian Press