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News Release

Man Who Jumped from Roof in Windsor Caused Own Injury; Director Terminates Case

Case Number: 17-OCI-251

Mississauga, ON (14 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has closed an investigation examining an incident in Windsor in which a man jumped from a roof and injured his leg.

On September 11, 2017, Windsor Police Service received a 911 call reporting a fight in a residence in the Ottawa Street and Parent Avenue area.  When police officers arrived, a 26-year-old man jumped from the roof of the residence.  The man landed on a cement driveway and fractured his lower left leg.

Director Loparco said, “The Complainant declined to participate in the SIU investigation. Further, the available evidence shows that WPS officers did nothing to contribute to the man’s injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897