News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Windsor Arrest; No Serious Injury Sustained

Case Number: 17-OCI-305

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Mississauga, ON (24 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest last month of a 31-year-old man by officers with the Windsor Police Service (WPS).

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, WPS officers were in the area of Capitol Street and Lillian Avenue when they located a man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants. The man fled on foot, and the officers followed him to the rear of a residence on Vanier Street. The man was arrested and taken to the police station. Upon complaining of a sore hand, he was taken to hospital.
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 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342