BRAMPTON, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog says assault charges have been laid against a Peel region police officer who allegedly broke a 17-year-old boy's wrist during an "interaction."
The Special Investigations Unit says the incident happened in June, when police received multiple calls about an altercation in Brampton.
The agency says that before police responded, two off-duty officers intervened, including the officer who became the subject of the SIU's investigation.
The SIU says that as a result of the "interaction" between police officers and the teen, the teen's wrist was broken.
The agency says Const. Joel Mazzotta of the Peel Regional Police faces charges of assault causing bodily harm and assault.
He's scheduled to appear in court next month to face the charges.
The SIU is an arm's length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.