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Man’s Serious Injury Sustained After Falling from Hospital Bed; SIU Terminates Investigation in St. Marys

Numéro du dossier: 18-PCI-088

Mississauga, ON (3 mai 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 34-year-old man in St. Marys in March of 2018.

At approximately 4 p.m. on March 24, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Perth County detachment were dispatched to the man’s residence to do a well-being check. Due to the man’s condition, he was transported to St. Marys Memorial Hospital and admitted to a room. While police were speaking with a nurse, the man – whose hands were handcuffed behind his back – began shuffling in the hospital bed. Suddenly, he fell off the bed and landed on a part of a hospital machine. The man complained of pain in his chest, and X-rays revealed he had a punctured right lung.
  
Director Loparco said, “The evidence is clear that the man’s injury was due to his own actions and did not involve any conduct or neglect on the part of the police. As such, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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