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News Release

Appeal for Witnesses to Windsor Interaction

Case Number: 10-OCI-082

Mississauga (18 May, 2010) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred in Windsor the evening of Thursday, April 22, 2010.

On that date, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a man was arrested in the parking lot near the entrance door to Jackson Park Health Centre by an officer with the Windsor Police Service. The plainclothes officer was wearing a yellow shirt. There was an interaction between the man and the officer, and the man sustained injuries.

SIU investigators are probing the circumstances surrounding this case. The SIU is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information in relation to the incident to contact the Unit 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2314 or (416) 622-2314.

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. 

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