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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Windsor

Case Number: 21-OCD-117   

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Mississauga, ON (19 April, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man last week in Windsor.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8:20 a.m. on April 12, 2021, first responders were dispatched to an address on Hall Avenue for a medical distress call. 
  • Windsor Police Service officers were first to arrive and they located the man in a bedroom. The officers commenced first aid. 
  • Upon arrival, Emergency Medical Services took over care of the man and he was transported to hospital.
  • The man passed away in hospital at 11:11 a.m.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem took place on April 13, 2021.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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