News Release

Charges not Warranted in Relation to Windsor Police-Involved Shooting

Case Number: 18-OFI-275

Mississauga, ON (25 October, 2019) ---
In the evening of September 16, 2018, Windsor Police Service officers attended a residence on Bonita Street after a woman called 911 reporting that her husband had gone outside with a gun. As officers approached the residence, they saw the man seated on the wooden deck in front of the home with a bat in his possession and a gun beside him. When the man pointed the gun at one of the officers, two officers discharged their firearms and the man was struck. The officers provided first aid until paramedics arrived. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any of the officers in this case.

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 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. 

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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