The province's Special Investigations Unit has determined there is no basis for proceeding with charges after OPP officers arrested a man in North Bay back in late March.
"On March 30, 2020, OPP officers convened in North Bay with a view to arresting a 38-year-old man on drug possession and trafficking charges. It was their plan to arrest the man once he stepped out of the house,' an SIU release stated.
"Shortly before 6:30 p.m., the man, in the company of a female, exited the home on Percy Street and travelled on foot eastward on the north sidewalk of Cassells Street.
"The officers approached, and following a brief struggle on the ground, the man was handcuffed and taken into custody by the officers.
"The following morning, the man was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a broken clavicle. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case and the file is closed."
The SIU report points out the officers had reason to believe the complainant was in possession of a handgun -- and given that context, the officers were within their rights to immediately neutralize the threat.
With files from CKAT