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OPP officer charged with aggravated assault

The complainant was diagnosed with a serious injury following his arrest.
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KENORA, ON —  Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has charged an officer with the Kenora OPP detachment with aggravated assault.

The charge against Constable Steve Jacko is in connection with an incident on December 16, 2018 on Highway 17 in the Kenora area.

According to a statement from the SIU, after an OPP officer observed a vehicle on the highway, "as a result of the officer's interest in the vehicle, the driver pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store."

The SIU reports that this was followed by "an interaction" between the man and the officer, and that the man was then arrested and taken to the Kenora OPP detachment.

When he complained of pain, the man was taken to hospital for treatment, and was later diagnosed with a serious injury.

Jacko is scheduled to appear in court next month.


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