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No Charges to Issue in Windsor Arrest

Case Number: 19-OCI-146

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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):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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