Ontario cop put in chokehold with his own baton

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SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) The tables turned on one Ontario officer on Monday, when a suspect put him in a chokehold with his own baton.

The officer was answering a call about a domestic dispute north of Toronto, where he reported the situation was calm while he awaited a backup officer to join him.

Without warning, police said, a man rush the officer, knocking him to the ground and dislodging his baton, police report. The suspect hit the officer with the baton and put him in a chokehold.

A family member helped separate the two, but the man became enraged again when the backup officer showed up.

The man was eventually hit with a stun gun, restrained and taken to hospital, where he was held under the Mental Health Act.

The officer was treated for minor injuries and released.

A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, assaulting police, assault with a weapon and assault with intent to resist arrest.

 

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