SIU says no basis to lay charges in relation to woman’s arrest in Midland

Woman claimed her right arm was broken during her arrest

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has cleared the Ontario Provincial Police and will not lay charges after woman claimed she sustained a broken right arm during her arrest in Midland.

The SIU says police responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Sept. 25, 2020. The woman was reported to be screaming at her boyfriend on her front porch.

The woman was arrested for breach of the peace, taken to the detachment, and released later the same night.

The SIU says the woman contacted the OPP the next day to report that during her arrest, she sustained a broken right arm. She further mentioned that she attended Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH), saw a physician, and had her arm placed in a cast.

After her release from custody, the SIU says the witness officer drove the woman home. She did not complain of any injuries and she was seen using her right hand to sign paperwork at the detachment. Also, police officers who were at GBGH for an unrelated incident learned the doctor the woman allegedly saw had not worked at the hospital since Sept. 6, 2020.

The SIU says the 32-year-old woman who filed the complaint declined to be interviewed as part of the investigation.