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SIU closes investigation into mid-April arrest

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Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino says the organization is terminating its investigation into a mid-April arrest by the North Bay Police Service.

The initial arrest resulted in a serious injury for a 38-year-old.

Officials say two officers went to an apartment on Clarence Street in North Bay, to check on the well-being of a man. Officers also wanted to check if he had been in breach of a judicial order. After knocking on the door and talking to the man, the 38-year-old told officers that he would be leaving the apartment and left the doorway to get changed.

Police say while the officers waited in the hallway, the man jumped out of the third-floor bedroom window. He was transported to hospital where he was found to have a fractured pelvis and arms.

“Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries, there is patently nothing to further investigate as far as the potential criminal liability of any police officer is concerned in connection with the man’s injuries,” Director Martino said. “Two officers, who had been sent to the unit to investigate the man’s well-being and a possible breach of a court order, were outside the apartment’s door in the hallway at the time the man decided to jump from the window. Consequently, the investigation is hereby discontinued, and the file is closed.”

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