OPP Officers Charged With Assault Of Grey County Man

A Grey County man was assaulted by plain clothes police officers in an incident on December 15th.

OPP officers Jillian Serkowney and Steve Paddon are due in Owen Sound court March 10th to answer to the charge of assault causing bodily harm.

Enos Martin of Williamsford was among a group of people who supported raw milk producer Michael Schmidt during a raid on his farm near Durham on October 2nd.

Schmidt and a handful of others were later summoned to appear in court on a charge of obstruct a peace officer, but Martin says he never knew about the charge.

Then in mid-December, Grey County OPP officers executed an arrest warrant and took him to West Grey to be fingerprinted.

Martin says roughly 10 minutes after he returned to his farm, plain clothes officers showed up in a van. Mr. Martin explained to the officers he’d been processed and the papers were in his van.  The officers ignored him and proceeded to assault, handcuff and unlawfully arrest Mr. Martin.

He claims they tightened the handcuffs as much as possible, forced his arms up in the air causing damage to his wrists and shoulders. His claims are backed by testimony of a doctor who examined Mr. Martin.

Martin says enough is enough and has filed charges against two veteran OPP officers from the Chatsworth detachment.

The matter is now before the court.

Audio recording of Mr. Martin Bayshore Broadcasting