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Sudbury Police Constable Chris Labreche charged with assault

01/26/2015 11:18 EST | Updated 03/28/2015 05:59 EDT
A Sudbury court has issued an information charging Sudbury Police Constable Chris Labreche with assault.

Labreche is charged in connection with an incident last spring involving Tanner Currie of Sudbury, who alleges the officer used excessive force against him.

Tanner Currie, who was 20 at the time, had been arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest. Those charges were later dropped. Currie was brought into Sudbury Police headquarters and thrown by Labreche, face first, into a police cell window, smashing the glass. The incident was caught on two police video tapes.

Video footage capturing the incident was released to the public last month.

At that time, Sudbury Police officials said the service had already conducted an internal investigation and cleared Labreche of any wrongdoing.

The matter was reviewed by a justice of the peace Monday at the Sudbury courthouse in a hearing that was closed to the public.

The crown intervened and took over representation of Currie's case.

The next court date is March 11. The hearings going forward are expected to be open to the public.

Sudbury Police have no comment at this time, but did issued a written statement.

"As a police organization, we remain committed and accountable to our members and our community," reads the media release. "We pride ourselves as being open and transparent, and will continue to cooperate with all systems of legislative oversight as the complete facts in issue are gathered for presentation at a judicial hearing."

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