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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injury Sustained by Man Fleeing From Collision Scene in Windsor

Case Number: 17-OCI-375

Mississauga, ON (8 February, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 36-year-old man in Windsor in December of 2017.

On the morning of December 24, 2017, the man was a passenger in a stolen vehicle that became involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Empress Street and Westminster Boulevard. Before officers with the Windsor Police Service arrived at the scene, the man, and the female driver of the stolen vehicle, fled the scene on foot. While going over a fence, the man came down on his ankle and injured it. Police located the man and he was transported to hospital for treatment. 
  
Director Loparco said, “The evidence is clear that the man suffered his injury prior to police arrival. 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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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