By Matt Weingarden – The Lakeshore News Staff
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Windsor Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the head injuries and broken bones suffered by a 28-year-old-man after a crash last October.
Last October, an officer located a vehicle on Howard Ave. south of County Rd. 8, after receiving a report of an erratic driver. There was a brief pursuit before the driver jumped or fell out of the moving pickup truck. The truck continued travelling forward, hitting a ditch and utility pole in front of a home on Howard Avenue. The officer pulled up and aided the man. He was then taken to hospital.
Director Martino found that the officer involved comported himself with due care and regard for public safety in the brief pursuit.
The SIU is a civilian law enforcement agency created in 1990 with a mission to nurture public confidence in policing by ensuring that the conduct of officers, in cases falling under the SIU jurisdiction, is subject to rigorous and independent investigations.