Grenville O.P.P. officer charged by SIU

KEMPTVILLE – The director of the Ontario Special Investigations Unit says he has “reasonable grounds” to charge a North Grenville O.P.P. officer in relation to a case of assault.

Tony Loparco announced Wednesday (Feb. 15) that Const. Thomas Hogbin, 36, is facing a single count of assault.

According to SIU spokesman Monica Hudon, Grenville County O.P.P. officers had been called to a home on River Road on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 to speak with a 53-year-old woman who was intoxicated.

After leaving, they had to come back and spoke with her again, where she was arrested.

The officers had taken her first to the Prescott O.P.P. detachment, followed by the Brockville O.P.P. station. According to the O.P.P., during that transport time “there was an interaction” of some sort, which injured the accused and the officer.

The woman would later learn she has sustained an upper body injury.

The SIU said it will not be commenting further on the case in the interest of making sure the officer has a fair trial.

Const. Hogbin will appear in a Brockville court Friday, March 10, 2017

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