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Communiqué de presse

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Dog Bite Injuries Sustained by Robbery Suspect who was Hiding in Windsor Home’s Attic

Numéro du dossier: 17-OCI-140

Mississauga, ON (14 septembre 2018) ---
On June 11, 2017, Windsor Police Service (WPS) officers attended a residence in order to apprehend a 28-year-old man on a number of outstanding charges, including armed robbery. When the man would not come out of the house, the officers, along with a police dog, breached a door and went in. The dog eventually located the man who was hiding in the attic. The man was arrested and then transported to hospital for treatment of neck injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a WPS officer in relation to the injuries sustained by the man. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports. 

The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. 

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