(THUNDER BAY, ON) – POLICE CHIEF HAUTH THROWS ANOTHER TBPS OFFICER UNDER THE BUS.
CHIEF SYLVIE HAUTH GETS POLICE BOARD APPROVAL DESPITE GOING PAST THE 6 MONTH LIMIT ALLOWED BY THE POLICE SERVICES ACT.
TBPS POLICE SERVICES BOARD CHAIR CELINA REITBERGER STATED ON DECEMBER 10,2018 THAT SHE WANTED ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THE OFFICER.
A 12 YEAR VETERAN OFFICER WHO HAS NEVER HAD A COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST HER IS CHARGED WITH 2 COUNTS OF UNLAWFUL OR UNNECESSARY EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY UNDER THE POLICE SERVICES ACT.
SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD INTOXICATED YOUTH WHO SPIT IN THE FACE OF OFFICER HAD ASSAULT CHARGES WITHDRAWN IN JANUARY 2018.
NO NEW TRAINING PROVIDED BY TBPS TO TELL OFFICERS HOW TO HANDLE THIS SITUATION.
AN EMAIL WAS SENT TO ALL TBPS OFFICERS TELLING THEM ABOUT THESE CHARGES.
In another unsurprising move by TBPS Police Chief Sylvie Hauth, she has the bus all warmed up and is still busy throwing hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers under it.
On Saturday December 1, 2018 Thunder Bay Police responded to a call to assist paramedics with an intoxicated 17 year old female in the 400 block of Egan Street. While assisting the paramedics, the youth spit into the veteran Officer’s face. Saliva from the drunk youth entered the Officer’s mouth and eyes. The youth was charged with assault for this disgusting act. But charges against the youth were mysteriously withdrawn in January 2019.
Video was taken of the incident and widely shared on social media.
The Police were called again days later to the same home by the mother to deal with the same disgusting female youth.
Thunder Bay Police Chief Sylvie Hauth announced an investigation would take place.
Newly sworn in Police Services Board Chair Celina Reitberger told the media that she wanted some action taken against the officer on Monday December 10,2019 without having heard absolutely all the circumstances surrounding the incident. Her mind appeared to be made up.
The original incident was captured on video and widely shared on social media.
THERE IS A 6 MONTH LIMIT TO LAY CHARGES UNDER THE POLICE SERVICES ACT
But that didn’t stop Police Chief Sylvie Hauth who went to the Police Services Board and asked for charges to be laid over 9 months later. The new Police Services Board members were only too happy to assist in throwing a hardworking Police Officer under the bus.
There is a date set in mid October for the Officer to begin the legal proceedings against her. She remains on leave from work.
In another bizarre move by upper management at TBPS, an email was sent out to all Police Officers on the force notifying them of these charges being laid. Several Officers indicate that this is basically a warning by the Chief of her bus driving powers.
Morale on the force is low amongst Officers when they know there is a Police Chief who won’t support them.
Police Chief Hauth has not implemented any new training for Officers since the incident on how to deal with intoxicated individuals who spit in Officer’s faces.
Police Chief Hauth and the Police Services Board might as well spit in the faces of all the Officers on the force. She is in bus driving mode. Her targets are TBPS Officers. Leadership is not her strong point.
December 2nd, 2018
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – There was an alleged incident caught on video last evening that appears to have the sound of someone spitting and then a reaction from a Thunder Bay Police officer.
Citizens have speculated about what possibly happened. (UPDATE: Police Chief’s response at the end of this article)
Below is the full video:
“The youth called the ambulance for a different individual who needed help. The young girl in the gurney was being transported to the hospital because of how highly intoxicated she was, and was clearly in distress with the seatbelt restraints and didn’t want to be in them. She was not being arrested, so she wasn’t “resisting”.” – Latisha Hardy
The Thunder Bay Police Service have yet to make public comments about the situation.
The video went viral overnight with over 170,000 views, garnering attention from many people and media outlets.
The youth is said to be a 17-year-old Indigenous girl by Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Thunder Bay Police Service civilian employee Chris Adams told The Canadian Press as reported by CTV News that the force is aware of the video and are investigating. The civilian employee declined to comment further. Chris Adams is not a police officer.
Chief of Police Sylvie Hauth has yet to address the situation.
Complaints have likely been filed with the OIPRD, political officials, etc.
”…when the police entered the home after calling the ambulance for a different individual they treated these kids like they had weapons on them and slammed them into the walls…” says a confidential source. The holes in the walls mentioned earlier were already there.
*** UPDATE: A person claiming to be the youth from this video speaks out on Facebook. Read below:
*** UPDATE: TRCCTB Interview with the cameraman
(THUNDER BAY, ON) - Saturday evening an incident unfolded in the city’s north end that appeared to include a Thunder Bay Police Service officer strike an intoxicated youth. We have since been contacted by the person who took the video, and have more details surrounding the incident. Our contact, wishes…
*** UPDATE: NAN Leaders “outraged”
(THUNDER BAY, ON) - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and First Nation leaders are calling for answers after a video surfaced this weekend that appears to show a member of the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) striking a First Nation youth while receiving medical care. “We are outraged…
(THUNDER BAY, ON) - There was an alleged incident caught on video last evening that appears to have the sound of someone spitting and then a reaction from a Thunder Bay Police officer. Citizens have speculated about what possibly happened. (UPDATE: Police Chief's response at the end of this article) Below…
Video source: Latisha Hardy