Kemptville OPP Cst THOMAS HOGBIN Charged w/ Assault – SUI Investigation FEB 15, 2017

OPP Officer Charged in Relation to Arrest of Woman in North Grenville

Case Number: 16-PCI-286

Mississauga, ON (15 February, 2017) —  The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Kemptville detachment committed a criminal offence in relation to the arrest of a woman in November of 2016. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

The SIU investigation found the following:
  • In the early morning hours of Monday, November 14, 2016, officers were dispatched to a residence in North Grenville after 911 received a call. The officers spoke with a 53-year-old woman who lived in the residence, and then left.
  • The officers returned to the woman’s home a short time later. There was an interaction between the officers and the woman, and she was subsequently arrested.
As a result of the SIU investigation, 36-year-old OPP Constable Thomas Hogbin is facing one count of assault, contrary to s. 266 of the Criminal Code.
The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 41 Court House Square in Brockville on March 10, 2017.
The matter is now properly before the courts. In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.

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. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.

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