SIU investigates use of ARWEN in Windsor

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a man was struck by an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield, or ARWEN, by a Windsor Police officer.

The SIU mandate was invoked because an ARWEN is classified as a firearm.

It said officers were called to a home near Lauzon Parkway and McHugh Street around 2:45 pm on Thursday to respond to a call about a person in distress.

After some negotiation, a 42-year-old man inside the home opened the door. There was what the SIU calls “an interaction” between the man and the officer, and the weapon was discharged.

The man wasn’t seriously hurt.

The SIU has assigned three investigators and one forensic investigator and is looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information about the incident, including video or photos, can contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online.

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