MISSISSAUGA – A Peel regional police officer is facing an assault charge following an investigation by Ontario’s police watchdog.
Special Investigations Unit director Tony Loparco says there are reasonable grounds to believe the officer committed a criminal offence when a 22-year-old man was injured in February.
The SIU says the charge relates to an exchange that occurred between the man and the officer at an intersection in Mississauga.
The SIU said at the time of the incident that the man suffered a fractured jaw.
Const. Tomasz Laskowski is facing one charge of assault causing bodily harm and is to appear in court in Brampton on July 7 to face the allegation.
The SIU investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
© The Canadian Press, 2014