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Hamilton police officer suspended, under SIU probe for ‘physical interaction’ during domestic call

Hamilton police have suspended an officer who became involved in a 'physical interaction' during a domestic call on March 8, 2022. Global News

Hamilton police (HPS) have disciplined an officer after becoming “physically” involved with a resident during a domestic call earlier this week.

Spokesperson Jackie Penman said the HPS has commenced an investigation and reached out to the province’s police watchdog due to concerns around the nature of the scuffle, caught on video and posted to Facebook.

“The video is posted on social media but police became aware of it shortly after the call,” Penman told Global News in an email.

“A physical interaction between a citizen and an officer occurred during a mischief/domestic call on the evening of March 8.”

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Police have not released any details of what occurred during the episode due to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) probe.

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Penman said HPS have been informed an individual sustained a fracture in the tussle.

The officer has been suspended for the time being.

An SIU spokesperson says the incident happened near Rymal Road East and Upper Sherman Avenue around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

“There was an interaction with the man and the officer. As a result of the interaction … the man is reported to have been seriously injured,” the SIU’s Kristy Denette said in a release.

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