A Niagara Region police officer charged with assault with a weapon is scheduled to go on trial Monday — despite being shot by a fellow officer in the altercation.
Const. Nathan Parker's trial before a judge in the Ontario Court of Justice begins at 10 a.m. in Hamilton.
He was charged after an unusual daylight altercation between two Niagara Region police officers on Nov. 29, 2018.
Parker, 55, was part of a team investigating a crash in the rural intersection of Roland Road and Effingham Street in Pelham, Ont., about 20 kilometres west of Niagara Falls. The team included Det. Sgt. Shane Donovan, who headed the collision reconstruction unit.
Parker's job was to direct motorists to an alternate route. In a $2.5-million lawsuit against Parker, the Niagara Regional Police Service and Niagara police board, Donovan alleges that Parker left his post without permission. Parker's fiancée previously told CBC News that he was leaving to use the restroom and tried to get permission, but he didn't get a response.