SIU Terminates Investigation into Falling Injuries Sustained by Woman in Thunder Bay
Case Number: 17-OCI-299
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(20 December, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injuries sustained in October of 2017 by a 19-year-old woman in Thunder Bay.
At approximately 11 p.m. on October 15, 2017, Thunder Bay Police Service was made aware of a dispute taking place in an apartment building unit in the area of Algoma Street North and River Street. Despite knocking on the door of the 3rd floor unit and asking the occupants to open the door, there was no response. Upon breaching the door, officers arrested a man. Shortly after, the 19-year-old woman – who was also in the unit – jumped out the bedroom window and fell to the ground below. She was transported to hospital for treatment of injuries sustained as a result of the fall.
Director Loparco said, “The woman admitted that she was injured after jumping out of a window as the police officers lawfully entered the premises to check on her well-being. Their actions were both lawful and reasonable. Accordingly, this investigation has been terminated.”
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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