The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by a man yesterday in Collingwood.
At 8:30 a.m. on October 8, 2018, OPP officers attended an apartment building on Ontario Street to check on the well-being of a 30-year-old man. When the man refused to come out of his room at the request of officers, the officers left the apartment unit. OPP tactical officers were called. Around 11:30 a.m., tactical officers entered a firetruck telescopic aerial basket and were lifted to the apartment window. At the same time, other tactical officers entered the unit from inside the apartment building. Multiple officers fired plastic projectiles from an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) at the man. Shortly after, the man fell from an apartment window to the ground below.He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries, and was then taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.