Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Guelph, Ont., Officer Punching Naked Man in Nose Reasonable Use of Force: SIU

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Guelph, Ont., Officer Punching Naked Man in Nose Reasonable Use of Force: SIU

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Punching naked man in nose justified: SIU

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The province's Special Investigations Unit says a Guelph, Ont., police officer's use of force was reasonable in the arrest of a naked man a year ago.

The police watchdog agency says two officers located a man after responding to numerous reports on July 15, 2015, of a naked man walking along the street.

The officers approached the man, who had opened the door of a van and was rummaging through the contents, and apprehended him under the Mental Health Act.

Once handcuffed, the man became combative and kicked out at one of the officers four times, hitting the officer once.

The SIU says one of the officers struck the man once, and he became compliant and was taken to hospital with a fractured nasal bone. …

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