Drug Bust Leads to Assault on Officer in Ottawa MARCH 30, 2017

Ottawa man arrested and charged with Assaulting police


(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Central Investigations Unit has charged an Ottawa man with Assaulting police, as well as drug charges.

On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at approximately 11:45am, two officers were conducting proactive policing in the area of the 100 block of George Street when they noticed a male suspect administering drugs into a pipe in order to inhale, in a nearby parking lot. The male was arrested without incident and drugs were seized on scene.

While in handcuffs, and being escorted toward a police cruiser, the male suspect dropped to the ground and refused to comply with officers. He became combative and started kicking one officer while the second officer was retrieving the cruiser. As the officer tried to control the subject, he was kicked in the face with a steel toe boot by the subject.

The male continued to resist the arrest and was combative until such time as a Sergeant arrived at scene and produced a CEW (taser). The male suspect complied and the taser was not deployed. The injured officer was later treated at hospital for his injuries and released.

Christopher Robert THOMPSON, 32 years old of Ottawa, is charged with:

*       Assaulting a peace officer with intent to resist arrest

*       Assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm

*       Assaulting a peace officer with a weapon

*       Possession of a schedule I substance

*       Possession of a schedule II substance

He was scheduled to appear in court on March 27, 2017.

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