Thompson Mountie charged with assault following arrest

The Independent Investigation Unit has charged a member of the Thompson RCMP with assault causing bodily harm.

The IIU says the charge is connected to an incident on June 5, 2019.

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Its investigation determined that on that day around 6:00 p.m., officers were responding to a reported disturbance at the Thompson Inn.

A 50-year-old man was injured during his arrest and required sutures for a laceration to his forehead.

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The police watchdog believes there are reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence occurred.

Const. Jeremiah Dumont-Fontaine was issued a summons on Tuesday and will appear in court in Thompson on Feb. 25.

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