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Ontario’s police watchdog says Toronto officer charged with assault in May incident

The SIU says officers saw a man in the middle of a downtown street around 5 p.m. and approached him.
The SIU says officers saw a man in the middle of a downtown street around 5 p.m. and approached him. Global News

TORONTO – A Toronto police officer has been charged with assault following an investigation by the province’s watchdog organization.

The Special Investigations Unit says a 36-year-old constable is charged in connection with an incident on May 5.

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The SIU says officers saw a man in the middle of a downtown street around 5 p.m. and approached him.

It says there was an interaction and shortly afterwards, the man was taken to hospital by ambulance and diagnosed with a serious injury.

The officer is set to appear in court on Oct. 31 on a charge of assault causing bodily harm.

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