News Release

No Charges After Windsor Man Injured During Arrest

Case Number: 21-OCI-084   

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Mississauga, ON (15 July, 2021) ---
The SIU has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that Windsor Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with a man’s arrest on March 18, 2021, and his subsequent admission to hospital with a serious injury.

SIU Director Joseph Martino concluded there was no basis to proceed with criminal charges against either subject official as they had comported themselves lawfully throughout the incident.

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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Kristy Denette, kristy.denette@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342