OPP Complete Investigation into TBPS

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Thunder Bay Police cocaine bustTHUNDER BAY – The Ontario Provincial Police have completed an investigation into an allegation made against the Thunder Bay Police Service by a 19 year old male. The male had alleged that a Thunder Bay Police Service officer transported him to a location outside of the city limits during the evening of December 2, 2012. 

OPP Investigation Completed


The individual reported that he was dropped off and left to walk back to his residence in Thunder Bay.

The investigation included interviews with potential witnesses, examination of Thunder Bay Police Service vehicle GPS records, commercial surveillance videos, and other related evidence. 

In a media statement issued by the Thunder Bay Police they state, “There were a number of inconsistencies in the complainant’s allegations.  When questioned by investigators, the 19 year old admitted that he had fabricated the story of having contact with Thunder Bay Police Officers and being given a ride out of town.  The Ontario Provincial Police concluded that the allegations were unfounded. The male has provided the Thunder Bay Police Service with a written apology”. 

In that apology, the complainant stated the he was “most sincerely sorry for the accusation made against a police officer”.  He also apologized to the families and children of our officers for having made this accusation.
The Thunder Bay Police Service will not pursue Public Mischief charges against the complainant.

Thunder Bay Police state, “We would like to remind that public that a charge of Mischief can result in causing police to enter into a false investigation”.

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