Special Investigations Unit Clears Barrie Police Of Blame Over Broken Arm

Police Used Justifiable Force During Arrest, SIU Finds

Barrie Police have been cleared of wrongdoing after a man’s arm was broken during a January arrest.

Officers were called out to a home on Raymond Street around 8:00 on the night of January 26th, 2019 with reports of a domestic dispute. Police say a man was jumping on the roof of a car to prevent family, including three young children, from leaving the scene, and refused to come down for police. A taser was used, and the 42-year-old man was taken to RVH where it was discovered he broke his arm in the altercation.

“There were ample grounds for his arrest on any number of grounds, including public drunkenness, causing a disturbance and mischief,” says Special Investigations Unit Interim Director Joseph Martino, “The evidence establishes that the Complainant was out of control.”