First Nations woman sues Ontario for injuries caused by police

Bonnie Muckuck is seeking $2 million in damages from Ontario after a 2013 altercation with two Ontario Provincial Police officers in Pickle Lake, Ont., left her with a broken shoulder and ribs.

Bonnie Muckuck of Mishkeegogamang First Nation had her shoulder broken in 2013 altercation with OPP

A woman from Mishkeegogamang First Nation is seeking $2 million in damages from Ontario after a 2013 altercation with two Ontario Provincial Police officers in Pickle Lake, Ont., left her with a broken shoulder and ribs.

Bonnie Muckuck, 55, is also suing the provincial police for $2 million. The civil actions were filed separately in Ontario Superior Court, but will proceed together, according to Muckuck's lawyer.

Muckuck was found not guilty last June of assaulting police during the 2013 altercation, in which she was injured. She was also found not guilty of assault on her partner, a complaint that led to her contact with police.

The judge in the assault case ruled that the injuries to Muckuck, whom he described as "frail and bird-like", were caused by police at the time of her arrest.

In addition to the damages, Muckuck is seeking a declaration that her charter rights were infringed upon, according to the statement of claim against Ontario, filed in Superior Court in December.