A constable with Toronto police has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with the death of a 19-year-old in 2021, the province’s police watchdog says.

In a news release issued Friday, the provincial Special Investigations Unit announced charges had been laid against Const. Calvin Au, in connection with the death of 19-year-old Chadd Facey.

“The investigation found that on April 26, 2021, two off-duty Toronto Police Service officers met and interacted with Mr. Facey in Brampton,” the news release reads. “Later that day, Mr. Facey was transported to hospital by ambulance where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.”

Const. Au is scheduled to appear in court in Brampton on March 2.

The SIU, which investigates the conduct of law enforcement where death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person occurred, said it would not make further comment on the investigation as the matter is now before the courts.

The SIU previously said that on April 26, the 19-year-old from Brampton met with two people in the area of Bellchase Trail and Highway 50 to “conduct a business transaction.” Those two people were Toronto police officers, according to the SIU.

Shortly after the transaction was completed, the officers “realized the item purchased was counterfeit,” according to a news release.

The two police officers then chased down and caught Facey, the SIU previously said. Sometime later, the 19-year-old’s friends picked him up and “noticed he appeared unwell,” according to the news release. They took him to hospital where he later died.

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