SIU ends investigation of Cornwall Police

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SIU ends investigation of Cornwall Police
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CORNWALL, Ontario – The Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU), has ended a recent investigation into the Cornwall Police Service (CPS).

On Nov. 21, 2019, CPS officers attended the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) to deal with an unwanted person. The individual in question was a 62-year-old male who refused to leave the hospital.

On Nov. 25, CPS reported to SIU that in the course of the arrest of the man, that he sustained a fracture to his ribs.

SIU explained that after examining the man’s medical records, it found that he had not in fact had fractured ribs, therefore without a serious injury, SIU no longer had jurisdiction to investigate and ended their case.

“Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, which included a review of the man’s medical records, it is apparent that the man did not, in fact, sustain broken ribs as had been reported. Consequently, as there is no “serious injury” for purposes of the SIU’s mandate, the SIU is without jurisdiction to investigate the matter.  The investigation is therefore discontinued and the file, closed,” said Interim SIU Director Joseph Martino.

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