Teen pirate radio DJ sues Ottawa cops for $1M

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street is pictured in this file photo.

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street is pictured in this file photo.

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 AM ET

OTTAWA — A teenaged pirate radio DJ is suing Ottawa cops for $1 million, alleging police brutality and wrongful arrest when he was taken into custody in 2010.

The lawsuit, filed last week, alleges cops fractured a bone in his arm when they moved in on the then-14-year-old boy in a rough and humiliating Jan. 20, 2010, arrest.

At the time, the boy was engaged in a number of feuds with Industry Canada personnel, as well as with various radio personalities, concerning an illegal radio station he had set up.

BOB FM host John Mielke called the cops on that January night after hearing comments the teen had broadcasted on his pirate signal.

The suit alleges police told the boy he would be apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

In front of the boy's father, cops pushed the boy to the ground and started to punch and kick him, the suit alleges.

Officers are also accused of pulling his pants down "in order to humiliate (him)."

One cop allegedly twisted his arm; the boy says he heard an alarming crack and that he was ultimately diagnosed with a fractured humerus.

The teen was charged with assaulting a peace officer, as well as a Radiocommunication Act charge and a number of other criminal raps relating to his various disputes with the radio world.


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