Updated: Barrie Police Cst. charged in violent arrest

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a member of the Barrie Police Service in relation to an incident earlier this year.

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On February 5, 2021, the Chief of the Barrie Police Service requested that the OPP conduct an independent investigation in the circumstances and actions related to the arrest of a 20-year old individual on February 4, 2021.

The violent arrest was captured on video which shows an officer struggling with a young man on the ground, holding what appears to be a stun gun to his shoulder. The officer is then seen hitting the man on the head with the device.

At the time, Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood who requested the investigation said the video was concerning.

Members of the OPP Professional Standards Unit have now completed their investigation. As a result, Constable Jason Stamp of the Barrie Police Service, age 46, has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:

  • Assault – sec. 266
  • Assault with a weapon – sec. 267(a)

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on June 7, 2021.

— with files from The Canadian Press

2 COMMENTS

  1. Good to hear!! I watched the video and was sick to my stomach and very upset to see a police officer that is to Protect and Serve treat this unarmed 20 year old like shit and no respect for public concern and hit him with his taser. That young man was not resisting arrest and cried out for help and then throw the guys skateboard in the back of the police cruiser!! That so called officer of the law had a major attitude and no patience! Does he treat if he has any Siblings of his own like that? Hope the Charges stick and Court makes example of that Officer.
    Yes, I do value and respect the law and all of our Policemen and Women!! They do have a very tough job as well and put there lives on the line everyday and see a lot of terrible things they have to relive in their minds. To all Police I THANK-YOU!!!

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