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News Release

Man’s Injury Caused by Own Actions; SIU Terminates Windsor Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-018

Mississauga, ON (20 February, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 35-year-old man last month in Windsor. 

At approximately 11 p.m. on January 24, 2018, the man was on Partington Avenue when he was arrested by Windsor Police Service officers for criminal offences. While at the police station, the man complained of wrist pain, and said he fell down a set of stairs earlier in the day. The man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a wrist injury.  

Director Loparco said, “The evidence establishes the man’s injury resulted from an accident prior to the arrival of 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