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News Release

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Windsor Arrest

Case Number: 19-OCI-185

Mississauga, ON (30 April, 2020) ---
On the evening of August 6, 2019, Windsor Police Service (WPS) officers came across a 31-year-old man who was wanted on several outstanding charges. The man fled on foot and the officers pursued him. The man was arrested, taken to the police station and lodged in a cell. He was subsequently transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with the fracture of a left finger. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a WPS officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

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

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 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