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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Windsor Arrest; No Serious Injury Sustained

Case Number: 17-OCI-305

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 civilian 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342