Ontario police watchdog opens investigation into lady reportedly trampled by mounted officer

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A civilian oversight company in Ontario introduced Sunday that it is investigating studies of a 49-yr-previous girl being seriously wounded when a mounted Toronto police officer allegedly trampled her for the duration of the government crackdown on protesters in Ottawa.

“On Friday, February 18 at close to 5:14 p.m. there was an interaction among a Toronto Law enforcement Company officer on a horse and a 49-12 months-previous girl on Rideau Street and Mackenzie Avenue,” study the press release from the Exclusive Investigations Device (SIU).

SIU is an unbiased govt company that investigates the perform of police officers that may well have resulted in demise, severe injuries, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a man or woman.

The agency also announced that it is wanting into studies that Vancouver Police Section officers, who had been introduced in to enable obvious the lingering “Flexibility Convoy” protests, discharged non-deadly firearms at folks. No serious accidents had been noted from the projectiles, but SIU requested that anybody who experienced been struck by 1 to contact them.


Horses are brought in to disperse the crowd in front of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Feb. 18, 2022.

Horses are introduced in to disperse the group in front of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Feb. 18, 2022.
(Steve Russell/Toronto Star)

Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the conditions, the SIU further explained, and urged any person with online video or other information about the incidents to reach out on the internet or by contacting 1-800-787-8529.

Movie circulated extensively on line Friday of a female seemingly remaining run about by a law enforcement horse while she was collaborating in demonstrations versus vaccine mandates in the Canadian cash. Rumors swirled on social media subsequent the incident that the girl experienced died from the experience, nevertheless this sort of reports proved to be inaccurate.

“We regard the oversight procedure and will normally absolutely cooperate,” the Ottawa Law enforcement tweeted a assertion concerning SIU’s investigations.


“Now that the SIU has invoked their mandate we are prohibited from commenting until finally the SIU has completed their investigation,” the Toronto Police informed WHD News Electronic.

Police in Ottawa, Ontario walk through the crowd at the "Freedom Convoy"

Law enforcement in Ottawa, Ontario wander by the crowd at the “Independence Convoy”
(WHD News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

Ottawa Law enforcement Support explained Sunday that 191 arrests have been built so considerably in connection to the protest. Of these arrested, 103 ended up billed, and the key fees ended up mischief and obstruction. Of the remaining, 89 have been released on conditions that “involve a boundary they are not allowed to show up at,” and the other individuals ended up launched unconditionally. So far, 57 automobiles have been towed. 

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The Ottawa police did not right away answer to a request for additional remark.

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