OPP officer charged after jail cell incident
An OPP officer in northwestern Ontario is facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm.
The charge follows an investigation by the province's Special Investigations Unit. The SIU says it was was called in after a 42-year-old man, Gary Lawrence Megan was injured last February. The SIU says Megan had been arrested and taken to the Greenstone detachment.
He was hurt, it says, during what the SIU calls an interaction in a cell in the OPP lockup. Megan was taken to hospital for treatment. Two weeks later, a CT scan determined he had sustained a serious injury to the eye area..
Constable Brian Bellefeuille has now been charged with assault causing bodily harm and with public mischief and will appear in court in Geraldton in August.
In the meantime, Bellefeuille has been suspended from duty.