Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Charges to Be Laid against Officers in Resisting Arrest Complaint

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Charges to Be Laid against Officers in Resisting Arrest Complaint

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No charges in resisting arrest complaint

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SYDNEY, N.S. - Nova Scotia's police watchdog says charges will not be laid against two officers in Cape Breton involved in the arrest of a youth whose mother complained that excessive force was used.

The Serious Incident Response Team says it received a complaint from the boy's mother on Jan. 19 after he had been arrested for attempting to break into a parked transport trailer in Sydney.

In his statement, the youth acknowledged he and a friend were caught trying to break into the transport trailer and alleged he was punched and tripped by the officers with Cape Breton Regional Police after he was handcuffed.

The officers denied the allegations and accused the boy of resisting arrest, saying he might have suffered his injuries when he was taken to the ground to control him. …

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