The province’s police watchdog has cleared police in Newmarket of any wrongdoing, after a man suffered serious wounds during his arrest.
York Regional Police received a domestic disturbance call around 7:00 on the morning of July 29th, 2018, 2018, by a woman claiming her husband had already left their Newmarket home. Police tracked down the 55-year-old man near the intersection of Gorham and Prospect Streets, and tried to take him into custody on the strength of a Mental Health Act. The Special Investigations Unit says a struggle ensued, and the man was handcuffed and taken to a local hospital for mental assessment.
A few days later, it was revealed the man suffered three fractured ribs. Following investigation by the SIU, it was determined officers did not use any unnecessary force in their arrest.