Officers were called to the Winnipeg airport for an assault allegedly committed by an intoxicated person.
Following an investigation, Manitoba's Independent Investigation Unit has laid assault charges against a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer for an arrest made at the Winnipeg airport there. three years old. In one video, the officer can be seen placing his knee on a suspect's neck.
Correction :an earlier version of the article said it was a Winnipeg police officer.
The incident occurred on August 1, 2019, at Winnipeg's Richardson International Airport. Officers had been called for an alleged assault by an intoxicated person.
The man allegedly punched an officer in the face and groin after being handcuffed. He was then thrown and held to the ground by two gendarmes, including the charged officer.
The arrested man had complained of not being able to breathe in a video taken by the suspect's father which was viewed during his trial.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba (RCMP) says they are investigating an incident in which an officer allegedly pressed his knee on a man's neck during an arrest.
The arrested man pleaded guilty to two assault charges and was found guilty of a third. He was subsequently released on conditions and placed on probation under supervision for a year.
For its part, the RCMP opened an investigation into this muscular arrest in August 2021. At the time, Manitoba Federal Police Commander Jane McLatchy claimed the RCMP did not teach or approve of the restraint techniques employed.
Although the incident occurred in August 2019, the RCMP did not inform the Manitoba Independent Investigation Unit about it until two years later, in August 2021.
The constable received a subpoena on September 26 in Provincial Court in Winnipeg for assault under section 266 of the Criminal Code, according to the press release. Independent Investigation Unit.