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News Release

SIU Terminates Windsor Investigation

Case Number: 19-OCI-001

Mississauga, ON (7 March, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an April 2018 interaction that occurred between police officers in Windsor and a 38-year-old man. 

On April 12, 2018, the man was arrested by officers with Windsor Police Service in relation to a domestic incident. The man was placed in a cell at the station. During the course of the night, he requested his shoes and proceeded to put on the left shoe without assistance.  A short time later, an officer returned and assisted the man with his right shoe. The man alleged that during this interaction he suffered a fracture to his left leg. 

Director Loparco said, “The video evidence leads me to conclude that the man caused the injury to his left leg himself and that the injury was not the result of any police action. 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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Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342