Ontario’s police watchdog has cleared a Halton police officer accused of stomping on a subject’s arm during an arrest in March 2018.
In his decision, Special Investigations Unit Interim Director Joseph Martino ruled that it appeared “reasonable force” was involved in the arrest of a suspect who allegedly damaged a car in downtown Burlington and that it’s unclear how the man’s injury happened.
However, Martino says the “relatively simple” case should not have dragged out for 11 months.
He says the delay was due, in large part. to the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) members’ failure to co-operate with the SIU.