BRAMPTON, Ont. — A violent struggle between a female police officer and two teenaged girls outside a Toronto-area school, which was caught on video, has led to charges against two teens.
A video posted to social media shows a female officer on her knees being repeatedly struck by a girl, then attacked from behind by another as the first girl tries to get away.
Peel police Const. Fiona Thivierge confirmed the video, saying the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday as officers were investigating two female suspects for allegedly trespassing at a Brampton, Ont., high school.
She says a struggle broke out as one of the suspects was being arrested and that the officer received minor injuries.
A 15-year-old girl is charged with trespassing, obstructing police, assaulting police and assisting in an escape from lawful custody.
A 16-year-old girl is charged with trespassing, assaulting police and escaping lawful custody.
The teens cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Thivierge says the girls, both from Brampton, are scheduled to appear in court on March 17.
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