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Man’s Injury Sustained when He Jumped off Roof; SIU Terminates Ottawa Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-OCI-202

Mississauga, ON (31 août 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the falling injury sustained by a 34-year-old man last month in Ottawa.

Shortly before midnight on July 6, 2018, Ottawa Police Service officers attended a home for a dispute in the area of Kirkwood Avenue and Carling Avenue. While speaking with one of the men involved in the dispute, that man pointed out to the officers the second man. The second man suddenly ran towards a nearby school and climbed the roof. From the ground, the officers attempted to encourage him to get down from the roof. Shortly after, the man jumped off the roof and fell to the ground. He was transported to hospital for treatment of a foot injury.

Acting Director Martino said, “The man was solely responsible for the injury he suffered during a bid to evade police, and it is abundantly clear that no police officer caused or contributed to the man’s injury. 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342