Mom Of Deceased Toronto Woman Says Police ‘Shoved Her Off The Balcony’ (VIDEO)
"The police killed my daughter."
A mother is speaking out after claiming that police killed her 29-year-old daughter Regis Korchinski-Paquet at their Toronto home on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred after 5:15 p.m. when Toronto police were called to the residence at 100 High Park Ave. Paquet's family alleges that police were involved in her death and that they "shoved her off the balcony."
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According to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU),in regards to this incident.
The a statement saying that "she fell from the balcony of a 24th-floor apartment while Toronto Police Service officers were in the building."has acknowledged the allegations in
Once inside, they "observed a woman on the balcony", and "a short time later," she had fallen and was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the authorities have yet to confirm what has happened, Paquet's mother claims that it was the officers who killed her daughter.
"The police killed my daughter, came into my apartment and shoved her off the balcony," says the woman's mother in the video.
She also says that law enforcement told news outlets "not to come here, that it's a suicide, but the police killed her."
Paquet's cousin also posted a video on Instagram, where he claims that police were involved in the incident.
"There's no news here. My cousin's been on the floor for over an hour. Police murdered my cousin. Share this," he says into the camera.
Narcity has reached out to the individual who posted the video on Instagram and we are waiting for further details.
Kamil Karamali, a reporter for Global News, tweeted that the family says that police were called because Paquet was having an epileptic seizure.
This information has not been confirmed by law enforcement.
TPS chief Mark Saunders has addressed the incident and is urging any other witnesses to come forward.
"We know this incident has caused a great deal of concern and our thoughts are with the family and the community. Let me be very clear that we want the facts as much as anyone," reads his statement.
The confirmed that "interviews have begun and will be ongoing in the next few days.", and the SIU has
Ahas already been set in motion for Korchinski-Paquet, called #JusticeForRegis.
Protestors will convene at 2 p.m. at Christie Pits Park in Toronto on Saturday, May 30. A social distance march will also take place, and organizers say they will provide face masks and sanitizer.
"WE ARE MARCHING FOR HER AS WELL AS OTHER BLACK LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN AT THE HANDS OF THE POLICE," reads the campaign's statement.
Solidarity petitions for her family have also been launched, collecting thousands of signatures within hours.