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Disciplinary charges dropped against Thunder Bay, Ont. police officer in altercation with Indigenous teen


A Thunder Bay, Ont. police officer caught on video striking an Indigenous teen has had Police Services Act charges against her dropped after an internal process, but the force won't disclose any disciplinary measures that were taken.

Const. Courtney Clair was charged with two counts of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority last year, after the Dec. 1, 2018 incident, but those charges were officially withdrawn last week.

The incident, which was captured on video and subsequently widely shared on social media, showed a teen girl on a stretcher being struck by the officer, later identified as Clair.


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