Video appears to show TBPS officer striking an individual on a gurney
A video has surfaced online that appears to show a member of the Thunder Bay Police Service hitting an individual on a gurney.
The video was first shared to Facebook Saturday night. In the 21-second clip, an individual is seen on a gurney with a paramedic standing alongside.
NAN leaders express outrage over video depicting TBPS officer appearing to strike First Nation youth
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief, Alvin Fiddler, is calling for answers from the Thunder Bay Police Service after a video surfaced on social media showing what appears to be an officer striking an Indigenous youth.
The video was shared to social media on Saturday and shows what appears to be a female officer with the Thunder Bay Police Service striking an individual who is strapped to a gurney.
“We are outraged by the actions of the officer depicted in this video,” Fiddler said in a media release issued by NAN. “We do not know all of the details that led to this incident, but there is simply no justification for such violent and callous treatment of a youth in a defenseless position.” – Tbnewswatch
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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief, Alvin Fiddler is right. Just because a 17 year old spits on you, that is no reason to slap the kid. Its not the police officer’s job to punish someone for spiting on them That is the job of the kid’s parents. Police officers should not punch or slap anyone unless that police officer is being physically assaulted.
That being said, if someone spit on me, it would be hard for me not to retaliate. Its human nature. Its about as bad a thing you can do to someone.
If there are people living in Thunder Bay that spit on police officers, then there is a REAL problem here. If those people include children and teens, then its obvious that we have a failure of parenting. There is absolutely NO REASON, in a civilized community, for one person to spit on another person. None.
Both police officer and teen are wrong here. Both should apologized to each other.
Why would anyone want to be a police officer in Thunder Bay? Could not pay me enough to be a cop in this city.