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Thunder Bay police officer facing charge after alleged assault of 61-year-old: SIU

April 26, 2023  By The Canadian Press

Apr. 26, 2023, Thunder Bay, Ont. – A police officer with the Thunder Bay Police Service is facing a criminal charge after the alleged assault of a 61-year-old man.

Ontario’s police watchdog says the officer is facing one count of assault causing bodily harm.

The Special Investigations Unit says in the early hours of Nov. 8, there was what it called an “interaction” between an officer and a 61-year-old near the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

The SIU says the man later went to hospital, where he was “diagnosed with serious injuries.”


The watchdog is called in to investigate when police conduct may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, or when an officer fires a gun.

The SIU says it will not provide further comment on the investigation as the case is before the courts.

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