An RCMP officer was filmed during an arrest, in July 2021, in Campbellton, New Brunswick (archives).
Criminal charges have been laid against a police officer. the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Pierrick Caron, following a muscular arrest in Campbellton, New Brunswick, in July 2021.
He was charged with assault.
In July 2021, a video showing an RCMP officer repeatedly punching a man held to the ground by a third individual ignited social networks. A few days later, a demonstration against police brutality was organized by angry citizens.
Since the event, Pierrick Caron has been assigned to administrative tasks.
He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Campbellton on July 25.
The Quebec Independent Investigations Bureau (BEI) has conducted an investigation and submitted its report to the province about a month later.
The evidence gathered during the investigation provided reasonable grounds to conclude that an offense had been committed. After reviewing the report submitted by the [BEI], the Public Prosecution Services Branch has determined that the evidence warrants a lawsuit, reads a press release from the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety. Brunswick Wednesday afternoon.