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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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