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Excerpt from a CBC article:
“Vancouver police have launched an investigation after one of their officers was caught on CBC video kicking a restrained and handcuffed suspect in the chest.
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association says the officer's actions are borderline criminal, and shows that the Vancouver Police Department has not learned from other recent high-profile cases involving excessive force.
"This is somebody who is handcuffed, virtually naked, sitting on the sidewalk, getting kicked. And that's not acceptable," said BCCLA spokesman David Eby.
The incident happened at 8:15 p.m. PT at the corner of 15th and Fir Street in the Shaughnessy area, when police cars swooped into the upscale neighbourhood.
Police were responding to a call about a robbery at a store and reports that a man was taking off his clothes and trying to enter a home.
The circumstances leading up to the incident are unclear, but police can be seen arresting a man in his underwear, asking him if he has a gun, and questioning him about drugs. In the video, the man, in handcuffs, does not appear to put up a struggle.”
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This will just be another case of police investigating the police. The Vancouver Police Department will be calling in the Abbotsford Police Department to investigate this obvious case of police brutality and misconduct. This incident is neither isolated nor rare. It’s a common occurance in all police departments worldwide. Just a quick youtube search of Vancouver Poice Brutaility shows dozens of results. Recently in the nearby city of Seattle Washington a police officer who was accused of kicking a handcuffed man on the ground after an off-duty brawl may not lose any pay over the incident. Officer Garth Haynes has been suspended for 10 days, but Chief John Diaz ruled he won't be required to serve the suspension as long as he stays out of trouble for two years. The recent incident in the United States will play out just the same becasue police brutailty knows no borders. Police will continue to get away with brutality weather or not the victum survives his incounter.
Cops, Pigs. Murderers!