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News Release

Despite Serious Injury, SIU Finds Arrest of High School Student in Windsor was Lawful

Case Number: 17-OCI-138

Mississauga, ON (25 September, 2018) ---
On June 6, 2017, Windsor Police Service (WPS) officers attended a high school to address the report of a disorderly student who refused to leave the property, despite being told to numerous times. There was a struggle between the 17-year-old student and the officers, and the student was arrested and then transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a displaced nasal bone fracture. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any involved WPS officer in relation to the arrest of the student. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports. 

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, 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