SIU clears Hanover officers after man injured during arrest
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found there are no reasonable grounds to believe that two Hanover Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken arm suffered by a man during his arrest.
Last August, Hanover Police were called to an address on 7th Avenue after the man had reportedly broken into a flower shop.
The SIU reported that an officer deployed his Conducted Energy Weapon at the man during a confrontation. That resulted in his body locking up and him falling to the ground. The man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and subsequently diagnosed with a fractured right arm.
Director Joseph Martino concluded that the force used by the officers was legally justified as the man was brandishing a shovel and broken beer bottle at the time.