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SIU Concludes Investigation into Woman’s Broken Arm Suffered in Windsor Arrest

Case Number: 23-OCI-064   

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Mississauga, ON (30 June, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Windsor Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken arm suffered by a 28-year-old woman. On March 1, 2023, officers were called to a residence in the area of Little River Road and Lauzon Road as the homeowner wanted the woman removed for doing drugs in the basement. The woman left the home and returned the following morning. Officers were again called and they arrested her for trespassing. While handcuffing her, the woman pulled her right arm forward and as the officer tried to control her right arm, he pulled it behind and her arm was fractured.
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES