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Man’s Injury a Result of Punching Cell Wall; SIU Terminates Cobourg Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-OCI-103

Mississauga, ON (17 mai 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 27-year-old man last month in Cobourg.

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2018, Cobourg Police Service officers attended a residence in the area of Division Street and County 2 Road in relation to a domestic situation. A man was arrested and taken to the police station where he was lodged in a cell. While in the cell, the man punched the cell wall with his right hand. He was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured metacarpal bone in his right hand.
  
Director Loparco said, “All the evidence clearly establishes that the man’s injury was self-inflicted. Accordingly, this investigation has been terminated.”

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