Residents of a Howard Avenue neighbourhood south of Niagara Street were witnesses Tuesday night to a gunpoint arrest of suspects by Windsor police.
Around 7 p.m., officers in an unmarked vehicle following a northbound Ford Escape forced the silver SUV to pull over to the side of the road, then approached it with guns drawn, witnesses reported.
John Bernier, 52, who lives in the 900 block of Howard near the scene, said he heard the officers shout to the SUV’s occupants that they were under arrest for drug possession.
“They were all in the tactical team,” said Mr. Bernier about the arresting officers. “My wife — as soon as guns were drawn, she headed for the hills.”
Police took into custody the SUV’s male driver and male passenger. Mr. Bernier said the men didn’t resist.
WHS Note: It’s been a little over a year since Windsor Police Constable John Atkinson needlessly lost his life by gunfire, on streets in east Windsor, due to illegal drug-related activities.
…this post forwarded by a Windsor Humanist, Alexander Hodgins, after a July 18, 2007 article by in The Windsor Star