(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Below is the Thunder Bay Police Service’s response to the incident involving spit and a strike.
Before the police response to the video, here is the video:
On Saturday December 1st, 2018 at 7:25 pm, Thunder Bay Police Service 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 scene, an intoxicated 17-year-old female was located inside the residence.
While being readied for transport to 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.
This is a very active and ongoing investigation.
We will provide updates as the investigation progresses.
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.
The officer is likely off-duty with pay while this investigation is ongoing.
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