Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'YouTube Alert!' Officer Yelled to Try to Get Colleagues to Stop Beating Suspect

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'YouTube Alert!' Officer Yelled to Try to Get Colleagues to Stop Beating Suspect

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Officer says suspect wasn't resisting arrest

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CALGARY - A Calgary police officer says his colleagues' arrest of a man became too violent and he yelled at them to try to stop them.

Constables James Othen, Kevin Humfrey and Michael Sandalack have all pleaded not guilty to assault causing bodily harm.

They are accused of beating up Clayton Prince after he was pulled over while driving on July 30, 2016.

Const. Chris Harris testified Monday that he saw Othen and Humfrey repeatedly strike Prince as he lie on the ground with his hands on his head.

Harris told court he didn't think Prince was resisting arrest and it appeared Prince was in significant pain.

Prince testified he was paranoid and fled police because he'd been smoking marijuana and was driving without a licence. …

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