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Police Watchdog Finds No Officer Wrongdoing After Man Tased In Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Special Investigations Unit (SIU)has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 57-year-old man in March.

Two officers were dispatched to a residence in Lindsay to investigate a call from a woman regarding a domestic disturbance on March 7th,2022. The SIU says the husband let the officers in and when one of the officers proceeded to go to the second floor to speak with the wife without taking off his boots the husband became angry. The husband then tried to go up the stairs, presumably to confront the officer about the situation, but was prevented by the other officer. The man allegedly pushed the officer out of his way and was told he was under arrest for assault. The SIU says when the man refused to turn around as directed by the officer he was tased. As a result, the man’s body seized and he fell fracturing his left clavicle bone on impact with the floor.
“While it was regrettable that the man apparently suffered a broken clavicle when he fell having been struck by the CEW probes, there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer comported himself unlawfully in his resort to the weapon.”  said SIU Director Joseph Martino.
The SIU says there was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case and file has been closed.


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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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