Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2 Toronto police officers face assault charges in alleged altercation with man

TORONTO — Two Toronto police officers have been charged with assaulting a man after an investigation was launched by the province's Special Investigations Unit.

The SIU says Richard Moore, 58, was walking home on April 24 when he passed two police officers who were dealing with another person.

The unit alleges words were exchanged between the officers and Moore and, a short time later, there was a physical altercation.

The man was taken to St. Michael's Hospital for treatment.

Const. Edward Ing and Const. John Cruz are each facing one charge of assault causing bodily harm and the SIU says a summons will be served on the officers Tuesday.

The SIU says the officers are to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto on Nov. 16.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries and deaths involving the police.

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