Abbotsford police officer under criminal investigation for use of force in arrest – BC

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A member of the Abbotsford Police Department is under criminal investigation following a recent arrest which took someone to hospital.

The officer is under criminal investigation following a use of force incident during an arrest on November 21, the department confirmed.

“This incident involved the police forced use of a member of the public who had to be taken to hospital for his injuries,” the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) confirmed in an email. .


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The investigation into what happened is being conducted by members of the Vancouver Police Department.

In addition, the OPCC will conduct an investigation under the Police Act into what happened.

Abbotsford Police told Global News the officer is now on duty, awaiting the outcome of both inquiries.

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