2 Durham cops charged with assault after man injured in Oshawa

Ontario’s police watchdog has charged two Durham Regional Police officers with assault following an interaction with a man in Oshawa.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said the two officers were attempting a traffic stop on April 26, 2017, on Bruce Street when there was an interaction with a passenger in the vehicle.

The SIU said the man was arrested and taken to a police station. He was transported to hospital a short time later with serious injuries.

Const. James Edward Scholts, 42, and Const. Thomas Broadfoot, 35, have been charged with one count each of assault causing bodily harm, obstruct justice and obstruct peace officer.

Both officers are scheduled to appear in court in Oshawa on March 22.

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.

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