Police launched an internal review of equipment following the charges against Montsion, although the findings have not been made public. According to CBC News, the gloves were central to the charge of "assault with a weapon" in Monstion's case.
In a separate case, a judge ruled last week that a police officer violated the rights of a teenager whom he punched in the face while the 19-year-old was handcuffed in the backseat of a police cruiser during a 2015 arrest.
Another officer was charged with discreditable conduct last year for online comments about the death of a prominent Inuit artist, whom he suggested "got drunk and fell in the river."
The number of public complaints filed about Ottawa police officers spiked last year, according to VICE News, increasing by 133 percent in the third quarter of 2016.