MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s police watchdog is looking into injuries suffered by a woman who was involved in an Occupy Toronto protest.
The Special Investigations Unit says it learned through media reports that the 36-year-old woman was involved in an interaction with Toronto police on Friday.
The reports say the woman sustained a broken nose and fractured orbital bone.
Several Occupy Toronto protesters were arrested Friday after being evicted from a camp near city hall.
Five appeared in court on Saturday on charges ranging from obstructing justice to marijuana possession and it was reported that one of them had bruises on her face.
Two other people were arrested Saturday night during a rally calling for police to drop charges against the other five.
Members of Occupy Toronto have said two people were injured when they were “brutally beaten” while being arrested during Friday’s eviction.
The SIU has assigned three investigators and one forensic investigator to probe the circumstances of the incident and is asking any witnesses to come forward.
The unit is an arm’s-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.