News Release

SIU Investigating Serious Injury Suffered by Man During Windsor Police Interaction

Case Number: 21-OCI-299   

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Mississauga, ON (9 September, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 42-year-old man during an apprehension by Windsor Police Service officers early this morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 12:25 a.m. on September 9, 2021, Windsor Police Service officers located a missing man in distress on Wyandotte Street East in Windsor. 
  • While officers were apprehending the man, there was an interaction with police and an officer discharged a conducted energy weapon at the man.
  • The man was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES