It’s a shocking assault on an OPP cruiser with a helpless officer inside.
Praising his officer’s composure, OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique rejected claims his officers are provoking violence with Indigenous protesters in Caledonia.
On Sunday, he provided a video — captured on dashcam — as proof.
“Protesters falsely blamed #OPP for escalation in #Caledonia,” tweeted the commissioner. “Extremely proud of my officers for their professional and measured response to keep the peace & preserve life while under attack. Arrests continue as members take responsible and sustained enforcement approach.”
Measured it was.
Under assault, an unidentified officer sat behind the wheel of his parked OPP cruiser displaying an incredible calm, near the controversial McKenzie Meadows housing development in Caledonia. Despite the potential for harm, he didn’t raise his voice.
Instead, he reported what he was facing.
“A male with camo (camouflage) is throwing rocks at us,” the officer said on a hand-held radio.
The video shows that while he was on the radio, a male protester with a scarf over his face and a lacrosse stick in hand started hitting the driver’s side door and window.