Newspaper article The Canadian Press

ASIRT Clears RCMP Officer Who Struck and Kicked Suspect during Arrest

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

ASIRT Clears RCMP Officer Who Struck and Kicked Suspect during Arrest

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Police officer cleared in ASIRT investigation

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CALGARY - A unit that reviews police actions in Alberta says there are no grounds to charge an RCMP officer involved in an arrest that left a suspect with broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

On Dec. 31, 2014, RCMP were called to a complaint of a truck with a stolen licence plate near Blackfalds, Alta.

According to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, an officer trying to pull over the truck was struck on the arm as the driver tried to pull away from a traffic stop.

Two officers gave chase and during the pursuit, ASIRT said the occupants of the truck could be seen throwing beer cans out the back cab window.

When it finally ran into a ditch, the driver, who was impaired, stayed in the vehicle but a 47-year-old male passenger snd two women got out and were told by one of the officers to get onto the ground.

The officer told ASIRT the man came toward him so he struck him in the head with his service pistol and then kicked him when he was on the ground because he refused to stay down. …

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