Thunder Bay police investigating video that appears to show officer striking person on medical gurney

A northern Ontario police force is investigating a video that appears to show an officer hitting a person strapped to a stretcher.

Thunder Bay police spokesperson Chris Adams said the force is aware of the video and is investigating.

He declined to provide further details about the investigation.

The video that is circulating online appears to show a Thunder Bay police officer and a paramedic standing over a person strapped to a stretcher.

The officer and paramedic appear to be holding down the person’s arms that broke free.

In the 21-second video, obtained by CBC News, the female officer can be heard yelling, “That’s enough!” before appearing to hit the person in the face.

Afterward, the officer yells “Do not spit on me, you do not spit on me,” while appearing to forcefully push down.

Prior to that, a voice can be heard saying “you’re going to the hospital.”

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