Thunder Bay Police Officer Under Investigation Over Egan Street Incident

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Thunder Bay Police Chief Hauth

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Thunder Bay Police Chief Hauth

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – There appears to be fast action on the part of the Thunder Bay Police Service over an incident captured on video over the weekend. Thunder Bay Police in a statement issued on Monday state: “On Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 7:25 p.m., Thunder Bay Police officers responded to a call to assist paramedics regarding an injured adult female at a residence in the 400 block of Egan Street.  The woman was transported to the hospital by Superior North EMS for non-life threatening injuries.

“While on the scene, an intoxicated 17-year-old female was located inside the residence.   While being readied for transport to the hospital, a female Uniform Patrol Officer is seen to be in physical contact with the youth.  A video showing a portion of the incident was captured and posted on social media.

“Chief of Police Sylvie Hauth ordered an immediate investigation into this incident and shares the community concerns regarding the video showing the interaction between the officer and the youth.  The officer involved in this incident has been served with a notice of investigation in accordance with the Police Services Act.  The officer is currently off duty.”

Thunder Bay Police Service state that “This is a very active and ongoing investigation.  We will provide updates as the investigation progresses”.

There are also according to police some people who the TBPS say are making threats against police officers. “Given the very public nature of this incident, we are aware of threats through social media against our officers.  These threats are also being investigated with the assistance of social media providers.”