The Director of the Province’s Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, reports he has reasonable grounds to believe an OPP officer in Kemptville committed a criminal offence in relation to the arrest of a woman in November of last year.
An SIU investigation found the following: In the early morning hours of Monday, November 14, police were dispatched to a residence in North Grenville after a 911 call. The officers spoke with a 53-year-old woman who lived in the residence, and then left. The officers returned to the woman’s home a short time later. There was an interaction between the officers and the woman, and she was subsequently arrested.
As a result of the SIU investigation, a 36-year-old OPP Constable is facing one count of assault, contrary to the Criminal Code.
He will be required to appear in court on March 10th, 2017.
The matter is now properly before the courts and the SIU will make no further comment.