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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Windsor

Case Number: 17-OOD-267

Mississauga, ON (27 September, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident involving the Windsor Police Service that occurred earlier this month.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017, a 26-year-old woman was arrested by officers with Windsor Police Service and she was taken to the police station.
  • As the woman was behaving erratically, EMS was called and the woman was transported to hospital.
  • The woman was released from hospital the following day, but readmitted on September 10, 2017.
  • On September 18, 2017, the woman was taken off life support, and soon after was pronounced dead.  

Two investigators have been assigned to this incident.

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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342