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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injury Sustained by Man in Windsor

Case Number: 17-OCI-214

Mississauga, ON (28 September, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident between Windsor Police Service officers and a 43-year-old man that occurred in August of 2017.

A preliminary investigation found the following:
  • On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Windsor Police Service officers attended a residence in relation to a domestic incident.
  • While a 43-year-old man was being arrested, he told police to be mindful of a hand injury that had happened prior to police arriving.
  • The man was taken to the police station, and then to hospital for treatment of his injury.
  
Director Tony Loparco said, “I have terminated the investigation into this incident as the man’s injury was self-inflicted and had nothing to do with his contact with the police.”

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