SIU clears Regional police after man injured in cell
Posted Jun 25, 2019 03:45:00 PM.
The province's Special Investigations Unit has cleared Waterloo Regional Police in a case from earlier this month.
On June 5, a man being lodged in a cell at the police station in Kitchener, suffered a serious injury.
He punched the Plexiglas door with his right hand several times and was later taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken pinky finger.
The SIU determined through reviewing a video recording, the man's injury was self-inflicted and he alone is to blame for it.
The Interim Director of the SIU said the video showed the man punching the cell door upwards of 60 times within a span of about five minutes.