Man charged with assaulting a police officer

Kamloops City

2023-04-25 16:40 PDT

File # 2023-13826

A Kamloops police officer was taken to hospital and a man is facing related assault charges, following a call to a disturbance on Seymour Street Saturday night.

On April 22, 2023, around 10:40 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the 400-block of Seymour Street for a report of a man in front of an building, with his pants down, throwing things, screaming, and banging on a glass door.

A police officer attended, arrested a man, and attempted to take him into custody, at which point he allegedly assaulted her, then fled, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. Additional officers were able to locate the suspect nearby and take him into custody. The victim officer was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Matthew Lawrence Ortt, 36, of Kamloops is charged with one count of assault a police officer. He was held by police for a bail hearing and remanded into custody. His next court appearance is scheduled for today, April 25, 2023.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Office
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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