SIU launches probe into death of man in Windsor, Ont.

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is looking into the death of a 51-year-old man in Windsor, Ont.

The police watchdog says the incident began on Friday night after a city police officer began following a suspected stolen vehicle.

It says the vehicle eventually hit a parking sign, prompting the driver and passenger inside to get out and run away.

The SIU says police quickly arrested the driver, but the passenger ran to a local rooming house where he went into unspecified medical distress.

The man was pronounced dead at the rooming house.

The SIU is an arms-length agency that investigates all incidents involving police in which someone is killed, injured or accused of sexual assault.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published Jan. 4, 2020.


The Canadian Press