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News Release

Man Fractured Wrist when He Punched Cell Door; SIU Terminates Windsor Investigation

Case Number: 19-OCI-032

Mississauga, ON (5 March, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 37-year-old man last month in Windsor.  

On February 6, 2019, Windsor Police Service officers arrested the man at his home in relation to a domestic matter. The following day, the man attended court and was remanded in custody. Shortly after being lodged in a cell, the man punched the cell door. EMS transported the man to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured wrist.  

Director Loparco said, “The video evidence establishes the man caused his fractured right wrist when he himself punched the cell door. 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