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UPDATE: Video appears to show TBPS officer striking an individual on a gurney

The video first shared on social media has received more than 150,000 views
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A video being shared on social media appears to show a Thunder Bay Police Service officer striking an individual on a stretcher.

THUNDER BAY - A video has surfaced online that appears to show a member of the Thunder Bay Police Service hitting an individual on a gurney.

The video was first shared to Facebook Saturday night. In the 21-second clip, an individual is seen on a gurney with a paramedic standing alongside.

Someone is heard to say “you’re going to the hospital,” and then a female officer appears to slap the individual on the stretcher in the face and shouts: “that’s enough” and “you do not spit on me.”

The original six-second video shared on Saturday has been viewed more than 150,000 times. The slightly longer version of the video was shared on Sunday.

A spokesperson with Thunder Bay Police said they are aware of the video and are looking into the matter, adding they cannot comment further until the incident is fully investigated. 

Doug Diaczuk

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Doug Diaczuk is a reporter and award-winning author from Thunder Bay. He has a master’s degree in English from Lakehead University
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