The Canadian Press
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
VICTORIA, B.C. ‚ÄĒ The Victoria Police Department is investigating its own officers after a violent arrest was caught on camera and posted to YouTube.
Police spokesman Sgt. Grant Hamilton says officers responded to a fight involving eight males early Sunday morning. He says when police arrived on the scene, they found one man being kicked in the head and ended up taking six others into custody.
But the 56-second YouTube clip appears to show one officer repeatedly kicking a man who’s already been restrained.
The officer then yells at another male to get down on the ground and when the man complies, the officer and a fellow policeman allegedly kick him in the stomach and back.
Hamilton says the office of the police complaint commissioner has been notified and is monitoring the investigation, which will be led by the force’s professional standards section.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 4:40 am