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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – POLICE CHIEF HAUTH THROWS ANOTHER TBPS OFFICER UNDER THE BUS.

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CHIEF SYLVIE HAUTH GETS POLICE BOARD APPROVAL DESPITE GOING PAST THE 6 MONTH LIMIT ALLOWED BY THE POLICE SERVICES ACT.

TBPS POLICE SERVICES BOARD CHAIR CELINA REITBERGER STATED ON DECEMBER 10,2018 THAT SHE WANTED ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THE OFFICER.

A 12 YEAR VETERAN OFFICER WHO HAS NEVER HAD A COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST HER IS CHARGED WITH 2 COUNTS OF UNLAWFUL OR UNNECESSARY EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY UNDER THE POLICE SERVICES ACT.

SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD INTOXICATED YOUTH WHO SPIT IN THE FACE OF OFFICER HAD ASSAULT CHARGES WITHDRAWN IN JANUARY 2018.

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NO NEW TRAINING PROVIDED BY TBPS TO TELL OFFICERS HOW TO HANDLE THIS SITUATION.

AN EMAIL WAS SENT TO ALL TBPS OFFICERS TELLING THEM ABOUT THESE CHARGES.

In another unsurprising move by TBPS Police Chief Sylvie Hauth, she has the bus all warmed up and is still busy throwing hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers under it.

On Saturday December 1, 2018 Thunder Bay Police responded to a call to assist paramedics with an intoxicated 17 year old female in the 400 block of Egan Street. While assisting the paramedics, the youth spit into the veteran Officer’s face. Saliva from the drunk youth entered the Officer’s mouth and eyes. The youth was charged with assault for this disgusting act. But charges against the youth were mysteriously withdrawn in January 2019.

Video was taken of the incident and widely shared on social media.

The Police were called again days later to the same home by the mother to deal with the same disgusting female youth.

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Thunder Bay Police Chief Sylvie Hauth announced an investigation would take place.

Newly sworn in Police Services Board Chair Celina Reitberger told the media that she wanted some action taken against the officer on Monday December 10,2019 without having heard absolutely all the circumstances surrounding the incident. Her mind appeared to be made up.

The original incident was captured on video and widely shared on social media.

THERE IS A 6 MONTH LIMIT TO LAY CHARGES UNDER THE POLICE SERVICES ACT

But that didn’t stop Police Chief Sylvie Hauth who went to the Police Services Board and asked for charges to be laid over 9 months later. The new Police Services Board members were only too happy to assist in throwing a hardworking Police Officer under the bus.

There is a date set in mid October for the Officer to begin the legal proceedings against her. She remains on leave from work.

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In another bizarre move by upper management at TBPS, an email was sent out to all Police Officers on the force notifying them of these charges being laid. Several Officers indicate that this is basically a warning by the Chief of her bus driving powers.

Morale on the force is low amongst Officers when they know there is a Police Chief who won’t support them.

Police Chief Hauth has not implemented any new training for Officers since the incident on how to deal with intoxicated individuals who spit in Officer’s faces.

Police Chief Hauth and the Police Services Board might as well spit in the faces of all the Officers on the force. She is in bus driving mode. Her targets are TBPS Officers. Leadership is not her strong point.

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December 2nd, 2018

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – There was an alleged incident caught on video last evening that appears to have the sound of someone spitting and then a reaction from a Thunder Bay Police officer.

Citizens have speculated about what possibly happened. (UPDATE: Police Chief’s response at the end of this article)

Below is the full video:

“The youth called the ambulance for a different individual who needed help. The young girl in the gurney was being transported to the hospital because of how highly intoxicated she was, and was clearly in distress with the seatbelt restraints and didn’t want to be in them. She was not being arrested, so she wasn’t “resisting”.” – Latisha Hardy

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The Thunder Bay Police Service have yet to make public comments about the situation.

The video went viral overnight with over 170,000 views, garnering attention from many people and media outlets.

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The youth is said to be a 17-year-old Indigenous girl by Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

Thunder Bay Police Service civilian employee Chris Adams told The Canadian Press as reported by CTV News that the force is aware of the video and are investigating. The civilian employee declined to comment further. Chris Adams is not a police officer.

Chief of Police Sylvie Hauth has yet to address the situation.

Complaints have likely been filed with the OIPRD, political officials, etc.

”…when the police entered the home after calling the ambulance for a different individual they treated these kids like they had weapons on them and slammed them into the walls…” says a confidential source. The holes in the walls mentioned earlier were already there.

*** UPDATE: A person claiming to be the youth from this video speaks out on Facebook. Read below:

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*** UPDATE: TRCCTB Interview with the cameraman

*** UPDATE: NAN Leaders “outraged”

Video source: Latisha Hardy

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11 Replies to “Officer Charged After Being Spit On, Striking Youth”

  1. This pisses me off.

    Also, Peno, what the hell is the top advertisement taking up half of my computer screen the majority of the time? I use 3 different computer at 3 different locations, so I know it’s not me.

  2. WTF!! I would hate being a police officer having to work under those conditions. I always thought the Chief was supposed to support the people within the organization.

    It sounds like the “Newly sworn in Police Services Board Chair Celina Reitberger” is trying to make a name for herself and get a bunch of media attention. I hope the attention she gets is not what she was hoping to get.

    Maybe Sylvie Hauth should go back to being a street cop and see what’s really going on in the world.

  3. This is totally wrong! This constable did nothing wrong given the circumstances. She is just being made the scape goat by the Police Services Board who pressured the Chief to act so that the TBPS looks good in the eyes of the Indiginous lobby. This is a travesty of justice since the time limit for laying a charge is long past. I pity the poor front line officers who should have a Chief who supports them when they are being persecuted to satisfy political correctness and she instead caves in to outside pressure. Such a damn shame. Huath is not a good Chief.

  4. Police are trained to remain professional no matter what the situation. They have legal guidelines they are required to adhere to. If you can’t adhere to the regulations and guidelines that you signed up for, than you should not be in a public service at all. That behaviour would not be accepted from any “professional” in any line of work. To put out a prejudice theory out there…. if an elderly person with dementia or a person with a mental disability spit in her face, that would give her a right to smack them around…. if you think those scenarios are different than the one that happened…that shows prejudice.

  5. The cop should have the right to defend herself. This is pretty unfair. Maybe we can start a petition to get her out of this court hearing.

  6. Why should we put up with this dubious distinction?, as it is totally beyond reproach

    I surmise from what has transpired, that the convoluted prolexity is beyond reproach!

    I can only suggest dear Sir, that you take a running leg race and bunt your idiotic head against a stone wall!

    With this in mind,, may I further suggest, to you that, The language of these younger individuals, goes without the honour

    of the writers dubious distinction!
    Respectfully yours,
    Lonzio, ( AKA Mania)

  7. Maybe u should go back to school and get yourself a law degree!

    When you work in these types of conditions, it’s the employers expectations to train, these people properly. Police, nurses, fire men are trained to access the situation, they understand the importance of safety risks around the situation, they also KNOW that at anytime a patient etc can at anytime act out and police, nurses are trained to de escalate the situation.

    The police officer has been working this long in the police service for this long, should expect these types of things to occur and put up a barrier prior to communicating with the individual.

    Hospital staff, police officers etc are trained to do this! For example, nurses and police have safe guards to protect them from someone spitting at them, they also have protective gear, gloves, gowns, masks and a hat thingy to protect hair
    Police and security guards wear protective bulletproof vest to protect them
    Why did these officers not have any protective gear on at this time?

    You don’t hit anyone period!

    By the way, for those people who comment they would hit a youth to teach them a lesson, just to let you in on a little secret: if this is how you deal with your children KNOW that you will be dealing with criminal charges, CAS, the list goes on

    Lil angel

    1. No one , absolutely NO ONE has to put up with someone spitting in their face and into their mouth. To have charges dropped on the spitter and laid on the cop shows exactly where the police and the police service board stand and it is NOT behind their officers. It is obvious that they are so afraid after that report that if I was a police officer I may think belong and hard before I engaged in an interaction with an indigenous person. This is my opinion only as I know with the high quality of officers Tbay has that would never happen. And to do this AFTER 6 months is unbelievable. Obviously outside pressure was involved

  8. This is so wrong in so many ways and many unanswered questions regarding this situation. A lot of points are made in this article that are not being addressed. Why were the assault charges withdrawn against the girl? She admitted to the crime on social media so why were her charges withdrawn? She assaulted the officer with her spit as a result the officer had to go off work and take a huge mix of disease prevention medicine to fight any type of hepatitis or other disease that the perpetrator may have. This is something that can be very harsh on ones body and mind for that matter. After taking this medication you then have to wait a certain time line for test results and hope they come back negative. I and I’m sure many others out there feel for this officer and feel she is being used as a scapegoat to send a message to the rest of the force to watch their actions when it comes to dealing with indigenous people. What a joke and farce by both the police services board chair and chief of police. Both of those parties should be ashamed of their actions especially the police chief. As far as I’m concerned both of these people should be investigated to their actions taken on this matter. There looks to be a lot of one sided decisions being made regarding this case… so much for fair and balanced and everyone is equal. I have more to say about this injustice to the officer but I’ll stop my rant for now. I call all people in agreement to my thoughts to organize a rally in front of the police station demanding justice for the officer.

  9. Everyone can b*tch and make excuses for the cop all they want but 1) the girls under 18 2) the girl is drunk and probably scared of how the cop MIGHT treat her 3) she is strapped down for God’s sake and your not only gonna punch her but your gonna aggressively push her face done. What a tough cop she is, pretty butch looking if you ask me. If that was my daughter you damn right I would be 100/100 pissed off about how this young women was treated and power tripped

  10. Save the BS Jimmy. If your daughter was respectful and was raised correctly she wouldn’t be spitting in a peace officer’s face.
    Get off of your high horse and learn that this isn’t a one sided situation, and if you think that it is, then you and others like you are very much a part of what has broken this community.

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