Local Police Cleared In Windsor Man’s Death

(WINDSOR, ON) – The director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any police officer in relation to the death of a 34-year-old man in September of 2017.

Officers with the Windsor Police Service were assisting Amherstburg Police Service on an investigation involving the man, who had barricaded himself in a west side garage.

The full report can be read here.

“In the final analysis, I am satisfied there is no evidence to indicate that the witness officers bore any criminal responsibility for the Complainant’s decision to end his life,” said Loparco. “Nothing from the investigation suggested that the involved officers were anything less than professional and cautious in what was inherently a tense situation.”

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