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GSPS officer charged with assault causing bodily harm

Special Investigations Unit announces charges that stem from a December, 2023 domestic disturbance

A Greater Sudbury Police constable has been charged with assault causing bodily harm for an incident that occurred while he was on duty.

On June 12, Joseph Martino, director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which investigates incidents involving police officers, announced there were reasonable grounds “to believe a Greater Sudbury Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in relation to serious injuries suffered by a 49-year-old man last December.”

The SIU said its investigation determined that during the early hours of Dec. 9, 2023, GSPS officers were called to a residence in Sudbury in relation to a domestic disturbance. 

“Officers arrested the man for mischief and handcuffed him,” SIU said. “There was an interaction between the subject official and the man. The man was later taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with serious injuries.”

As a result of the SIU investigation, GSPS Const. Jean Yves Lacasse is charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm.

Lacasse has a court date at the Ontario Court of Justice, 155 Elm St., in Sudbury on July 10 at 9:30 a.m.

The SIU said it will not provide further comment on the investigation while the case is before the court.

None of the allegations have been tested in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.