A Hamilton police officer has been charged with assault following a video posted online showing a woman showing her lungs.
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In the video, two masked and uniformed officers are heard talking to a tenant at the basement door of a house.
An officer appears to be pointing the camera before talking to a resident, who keeps the door open.
The footage shows the resident – a woman who is transgender and has a disability – claiming to have complained against her to her neighbor’s officer.
He claims to be the supervisor and that he made the last complaint about himself.
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In the video, he says that a neighbor is trying to allow renovations that contradict the zone of the house and that he is trying to evict her. The supervisor says he is “harassing his tenant and should be the opposite”.
“Can I finish my sentence?” Says an official. “If you damage his property, you will be arrested.”
The woman says no property was damaged: “Please don’t talk to me like that.”
In a raised voice, the officer says, “I will talk about you because you are unreasonable, you did not listen.
“If you damage his property, you’re going to be arrested. So do not damage anything. Is that clear? Thank you.”
A court date has been set for the officer
In the video, the woman says she understands, and when officers leave, she says, “Enjoy bullying a post.”
As the officer quickly closes the door the woman appears to be turning towards the woman.
The video shows him looking at the other officer and laughing as they leave.
At the time, the mayor called the video “relevant” and police began an investigation.
Police now say Const. Ian Milburn has been charged with a Level 1 assault.
His first court appearance is scheduled for July 13.
Police say Milburn has been placed on administrative duties and will have no contact with the public.
The female officer wants to be expelled
The woman in the video said in an interview Thursday afternoon that police said the accused officer had done her no harm.
CBC News has agreed to withhold her name because it is concerned about the woman’s safety.
The officer said he hopes Hamilton will be removed from the police service.
“I don’t think it’s safe for him to interact with the public. I don’t think it’s a matter for reconsideration,” he said.
“I was shocked.”