Investigation into Oshawa man’s broken ankle dropped

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Published August 25, 2023 at 4:51 pm

SIU investigates after Brampton pedestrian struck by police car

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has dropped its investigation into an Oshawa man’s broken ankle.

The SIU investigates anytime a person is seriously injured after a police interaction. In this case, they were informed of a man in Oshawa who had been diagnosed with a fractured ankle following his arrest.

On April 29, the resident of an Oshawa apartment called Durham Regional Police about a man trespassing in his unit. When police arrived, they found the man, age 26, hiding inside a mattress boxspring in one of the bedrooms.

The officers arrested the man and took him to a holding cell. While inside the cell, an officer noticed the man’s right foot was swollen. The man was taken to hospital where it was found he had a fracture.

SIU director Joseph Martino reviewed the evidence in the case and concluded there was no evidence the injury was caused by an officer. He closed the case on Aug. 25.

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