The Special Investigations Unit has cleared Barrie Police of wrongdoing after a man complained of an injured hand.
Officers were keeping an eye on an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the early afternoon of November 13th, 2018, when three men entered the vehicle and tried to drive off. Police had already outfitted a deflation device on the tires, so they didn’t get far.
One of the trio was tracked into a nearby swampy area and taken into custody. He later complained his hand was sore, after being stepped on by a tactical officer. He was later diagnosed with a fractured knuckle on his right hand. The SIU has since ruled no charged will be laid against police over the injury.