After being caught out trying to hide the security footage, four Quebec officers have been CHARGED with 7 offences after footage of police brutality was published on social media.
The four police officers were caught on video kicking and punching a robbery suspect who appeared to be surrendering are now facing criminal charges.
Marc-André Saint-Amant, Barbara Provencher, Dominic Pronovost and Kaven Deslauriers were charged with several offenses including assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and obstructing justice by trying to hide the existence of the video.
The video shows Vadeboncoeur, who doesn't appear to make any threatening movements, being kicked and punched by officers as he lies on the ground.
Footage of the arrest was released in February following Vadeboncoeur's bail hearing.
In their police report, the officers said the teen had broken into a business. They reported they had to use force because they believed their lives were in danger.
Quebec provincial police were brought in to investigate and charges were officially laid this week.
They have not yet entered a plea, and are scheduled to appear in a Trois-Rivières court on May 31.
The Trois-Rivières police service is also conducting an internal investigation into the incident and is expected to present a report to city council. The city has said it will not comment on the incident until that report is completed.
In: Regional News
Tags: Police, Officers, charged, armed, assault, obstructing, justice, police, cop, brutality,
Location: Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada (load item map)
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