SIU investigates airport assault against taxi driver
Updated: Wed May. 13 2009 17:51:07
The Special Investigations Unit has been brought in to determine whether charges should be laid against an Ottawa police officer who allegedly assaulted a taxi driver earlier this week.
Sami Aldoboni says the assault happened after a vehicle tried to pass his taxi unsuccessfully on Ottawa's Airport Parkway on Monday.
After that, Aldoboni says the driver followed his cab to the taxi holding area at Ottawa's International Airport where the beating happened.
Police now confirm an off-duty police constable is the suspect in the Monday altercation that put Aldoboni in hospital with three broken bones.
Aldoboni, a computer systems analyst who has driven a cab for the last eight months, says he wants the officer to be charged with assault.
In the meantime, the unidentified officer has been reassigned to desk duty.
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Kate Eggins