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Communiqué de presse

Refusal to Cooperate Leads SIU to Terminate Windsor Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-OCI-311

Mississauga, ON (21 novembre 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a man last month in Windsor.

At approximately 1 a.m. on October 23, 2018, Windsor Police Service officers responded to a break and enter at a business on Chatham Street East. Officers located the man inside the business, and after a struggle, arrested him. Upon arriving at the police station, the man complained of pain. He was transported to hospital for treatment.

SIU investigators were not able to locate the man, but were able to speak with various individuals, including family, associated with the man. The man relayed, through those individuals, that he did not wish to provide a statement to the SIU or speak to the SIU. As the man refused to meet with investigators, a medical consent was not obtained that would have allowed confirmation of any injuries sustained.

Director Loparco said, “The man refused to cooperate with the SIU investigation. Accordingly, 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