Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SIU Says No Grounds to Charge Officer in Hamilton Incident

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SIU Says No Grounds to Charge Officer in Hamilton Incident

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SIU clears officer in Hamilton incident

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TORONTO - The province's police watchdog says there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Hamilton Police officer in relation to the injuries sustained by an 18-year-old man in Hamilton in May last year.

The incident took place around 11 p.m. on May 9 when police responded to reports of a man who was armed with a knife and acting aggressively in a home.

The Special Investigations Unit says the first officer at the scene was met by the man's father, who confirmed his son was intoxicated, possibly armed with a knife and that a six-year-old child was in the residence.

The SIU says the officer entered the home, encountered the man who was covered in blood and sweat and acting hostile, and became involved in a struggle with him. …

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