Manitoba’s police watch dog has charged one Thompson RCMP officer with assault.
Constable Greg Oke has been charged with one count of assault, after he and another officer were involved in an altercation with a male bystander, while responding to a call regarding an intoxicated female last September.
The altercation resulted in Oke punching the bystander in the face multiple times.
The Independent Investigation Unit conducted an investigation of the incident, and determined there were reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a criminal offense occurred.
Oke is scheduled to appear in Thompson Provincial Court on August 9th.