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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Windsor

Case Number: 17-OCD-262

Mississauga, ON (15 September, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old man in Windsor today.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • In the afternoon hours of Friday, September 15, 2017, officers with Windsor Police Service (WPS) attended a residence on Betts Avenue to locate a man connected to an investigation being conducted by the Amherstburg Police Service (APS).
  • Police officers set up a perimeter around the residence.
  • At approximately 2 p.m., officers entered the residence and located the man in the garage. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident.

At this time, 11 witness officers have been designated – eight from WPS, three from APS and one from the Ontario Provincial Police.

The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning in London.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342