Ontario Provincial Police Investigate Complaint Against Thunder Bay Police

Thunder Bay Police cocaine bust

crime newsTHUNDER BAY – Crime News – Accusations from a nineteen year old First Nations man have the Ontario Provincial Police investigating the Thunder Bay Police Service.

The man alleges that in early December 2012, he was driven to a location outside the the city by officers and left to walk back to town.

The Ontario Provincial Police are now conducting an investigation into those allegations against the Thunder Bay Police Service.

In a media statement issued by the TBPS, “Chief J.P. Levesque requested that the Ontario Provincial Police’s Criminal Investigation Branch investigate the allegation.  It is alleged that a Thunder Bay Police Service officer transported the 19 year old male to a location outside of the city limits.  The male reported that he was dropped off and left to walk back to his residence in Thunder Bay.  The incident is said to have occurred in the evening of December 2, 2012”.

The TBPS further state, “The Thunder Bay Police Service is cooperating with the Ontario Provincial Police in their investigation. Since the investigation is ongoing, the T.B.P.S. will not be able to comment on this incident”.

Complaint Process

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) opened on October 19, 2009. The OIPRD is an arms-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, staffed entirely by civilians. The OIPRD is accountable to the Attorney General, but the Independent Police Review Director is responsible for the day-to-day decisions.
This means decisions are independent, and are separate from the government, the police and the community. The OIPRD’s goal is to provide an objective, impartial office to receive, manage and oversee the investigation of public complaints against Ontario’s police.
The OIPRD also investigates some public complaints.
To contact us by mail or visit in person:Office of the Independent Police Review Director
655 Bay Street, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2T4

To assist us in serving you better, if you are sending mail to the OIPRD, please put attention to one of the following:

  • Complaints
  • Reviews
  • Local Resolution
  • Case Management
  • Investigations
  • Outreach and Education
  • General Inquiry
  • Freedom of Information Request
  • Media Relations.

You may also contact the OIPRD using the following:

Toll-free phone: 1-877-411-4773
Local phone: 416-246-7071
TTY: 1-877-414-4773
Toll-free fax: 1-877-415-4773
Local Fax: 416-327-8332

Previous articleCloser-to-home care at Regional Cancer Care Northwest
Next articleA Year of Successes – Survival International
NetNewsledger.com or NNL offers news, information, opinions and positive ideas for Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario and the world. NNL covers a large region of Ontario, but are also widely read around the country and the world. To reach us by email: newsroom@netnewsledger.com Reach the Newsroom: (807) 355-1862