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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Windsor Arrest

Case Number: 19-OCI-146

Mississauga, ON (4 June, 2020) ---
On May 7, 2019, Windsor Police Service officers were looking to locate a 27-year-old man as they had information he carried a firearm and had in the past rammed police vehicles while fleeing from apprehension. Officers located the man asleep in a parked SUV. but he managed to get away. A short time later, police found the man on the premises of a gas station and a struggle ensued. The man was arrested and taken to the police station. Thereafter, he was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with fractured right-sided ribs. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injuries.

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

The SIU is an independent civilian 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