The Special Investigations Unit says no charges will be laid against officers following an arrest in Woodstock.
Police say a 28-year-old man drove a stolen pickup truck into the parking lot of the Quality Inn in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2016.
An officer who was in the parking lot on another matter, queried the licence plate, which had been registered to a woman.
After approaching the man and speaking to him briefly, he took off on foot.
Other officers arrived in the lot and the man was taken to the ground and arrested.
He was then strip searched at the police station before going to Woodstock General Hospital where he was diagnosed with a fracture to his right hand.
In a release, SIU Acting Director Joseph Martino said that police “may use force in the execution of their lawful duties but only to the extent reasonably necessary in the circumstances.”
The release said Martino was satisfied with the officers’ conduct regarding the use of force to arrest the suspect, as well as the strip search.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.