Niagara man fractures foot during arrest, SIU finds no wrongdoing

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Published September 15, 2023 at 9:10 pm

A 36-year-old man fractured his foot during a search warrant for drugs executed by Niagara Regional Police Services in May this year.

According to authorities, the incident occurred on May 18, when officers forcibly entered through the front door of a house with the use of a ram.

Three officers then made their way to the second floor, when a man leapt over the railing and descended over three meters landing heavily on the first flight of stairs.

This fall resulted in the man fracturing his right foot. Officers then deployed a conducted energy weapon before securing him in handcuffs behind his back and taking him into custody.

The Special Investigations Unit conducted an investigation into the arrest and concluded that the officers did not commit a criminal offence.

“There were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury,” said SIU Director Joseph Martino in a press release.

This case has since been closed.

 

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