February 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Ontario’s police watchdog called in after man injured during arrest: London police

The Special Investigations Unit's office in Mississauga.

Nick Westoll / File / Global News

The Special Investigations Unit has been called in after a man was injured during an arrest in London.

London police say an officer on a call at a location on Commissioners Road recognized a man wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

A second officer was dispatched to arrest the suspect and police say “during the course of the arrest, the man was injured.”

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He was treated and released from hospital, taken to cells at London Police Headquarters, and later released from custody. An unnamed man, 44, has been charged with resisting arrest.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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