Police Officer Faces Charges under Police Services Act

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THUNDER BAY – NEWS – A Thunder Bay Police Service officer faces charges under the Police Service Act over an incident in December 2018.

In a statement to media, TBPS state, “An investigation into an interaction between a Thunder Bay Police Service officer and a 17-year-old female dating back to December 1, 2018, has resulted in Police Services Act charges being laid against the involved officer.

The original incident was captured on video and widely shared on social media.

The original media release issued by the Thunder Bay Police Service on December 3, 2018, included the following:“On Saturday December 1, 2018, at 7:25 pm, 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 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.”

The officer has been charged with Unlawful or Unnecessary Exercise of Authority x2 under the Police Services Act.  The officer remains on leave.

Information regarding the Police Services Act Hearing process including dates is available on the Thunder Bay Police Service website via the Professional Standards page.