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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation in Windsor; Man did not Sustain Serious Injury

Case Number: 17-OCI-250

Mississauga, ON (14 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in September of 2017 between a 19-year-old man and Windsor Police Service (WPS) officers. 

In the early hours of September 10, 2017, WPS officers initiated a traffic stop on Beals Street, near Woodland Avenue, as a person of interest (the 19-year-old man) was believed to be in the vehicle. The man eventually exited the vehicle.  In the course of arresting the man, there was an interaction between him and a police officer. The man sustained an injury to his face, but refused medical treatment. He was arrested and charged with several offences. 

Director Tony Loparco said, “The evidence shows the man did not sustain a serious injury. As such, 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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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