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News Release

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Dog Bite Injuries Sustained by Robbery Suspect who was Hiding in Windsor Home’s Attic

Case Number: 17-OCI-140

Mississauga, ON (14 September, 2018) ---
On June 11, 2017, Windsor Police Service (WPS) officers attended a residence in order to apprehend a 28-year-old man on a number of outstanding charges, including armed robbery. When the man would not come out of the house, the officers, along with a police dog, breached a door and went in. The dog eventually located the man who was hiding in the attic. The man was arrested and then transported to hospital for treatment of neck injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a WPS officer in relation to the injuries sustained by the man. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. 

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