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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Custody Injury in Windsor

Case Number: 10-OCI-229

Mississauga (5 November, 2010) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has terminated its investigation into the injuries sustained by a Windsor man in late October. The Windsor Police Service (WPS) contacted the SIU on October 25, 2010 and reported that their officers had responded to a call on Windsor Avenue.  The officers later interacted with a 21-year-old man on Goyeau Street.  The WPS contacted the SIU.

The SIU assigned three investigators and one forensic investigator to this matter.  The investigators conducted witness interviews and gathered evidence.  Based on the statements of the independent civilian witnesses and the statement of the 21-year-old man, no evidence exists to indicate that any officer of the WPS contributed to or caused any injuries to that man.

As a result of the preliminary enquiries the Director of the SIU, Ian Scott, has terminated the investigation.

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