Niagara Police cleared by SIU after Grimsby man injured in jail cell
Published August 31, 2023 at 9:28 am
The Special Investigations Unit has cleared any Niagara Police officers of any potential wrong-doing after a Grimsby man injured himself in a jail cell.
On May 2, officers arrested a Grimsby man in his 50s after he violated his release order. The SIU acknowledged there was a struggle to arrest him because “he approached officers in an aggressive fashion.”
Eventually, they were able to pin him down and take him into custody.
However, once in jail, ” the man fell forward in his cell, striking his forehead on the floor.” Officers and EMS treated him in the cell until he was shifted to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured vertebrae.
After assessing the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined “there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injuries.”
The SIU is automatically brought in when any suspect is injured or harmed during an arrest or, in this case, shortly afterwards.
In this case, the SIU decided, “There was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case, and the file has been closed.”insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising