Provincial Police Cleared by SIU in Leamington

The Special Investigations Unit has cleared OPP after a man was seriously injured in Leamington.

Investigators say a 25-year-old man was being detained at the OPP detachment in Leamington when he sustained an injury to his hand on April 21.

According to the SIU, the man was captured on video punching a cell door frame then quickly examining his right hand — he was taken to hospital where it was discovered he had fractured his own hand during the incident.

The SIU is an arm's length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.