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News Release

Young Woman Jumped out of Window to Avoid Police; SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-012

Mississauga, ON (20 February, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 16-year-old female last month in Hamilton. 

At approximately 9 p.m. on January 18, 2018, Hamilton Police Service officers attended a residence in Stoney Creek in relation to a domestic matter. When one of the officers went to the bedroom of the 16-year-old, it was locked. Attempts to communicate with the young woman were unsuccessful. A short time later, the young woman jumped from the 2nd floor window and landed on the ground below. She was transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

Director Loparco said, “The young woman’s injury occurred when she decided to jump out of her 2nd floor window to avoid contact with the police. 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