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Hamilton police officer will serve probation for kicking ‘helpless’ Indigenous man in head, judge says

June 29, 2023  By Samantha Beattie, CBC News

June 29, 2023, Hamilton, Ont. – Hamilton police officer Brian Wren will serve 18 months of probation for assaulting an Indigenous man under arrest. At Wren’s sentencing Thursday, Ontario Court Justice Bruce Pugsley described Wren’s actions as “assaulting a helpless prisoner.” Wren was the acting sergeant of a plainclothes police unit when he assaulted Patrick Tomchuk last May. | READ MORE

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