THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog has cleared two Thunder Bay officers after a man was hurt during his arrest.
The Special Investigations Unit says the officers were dispatched to a tavern to investigate a disturbance.
They walked in on a brawl, ordered the combatants to stand down, then intervened to pull them apart.
The SIU says the unruly crowd of patrons turned on the officers.
A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to hospital with cuts to his leg and buttock.
The SIU s director says the officers did not cause his injuries, and their conduct was lawful.