Credit: CTV NEWS - Laurie Herve
The officers were responding to a complaint from one of the party organizers who asked for help in dispersing the crowd. When RCMP began trying to clear the crowd, an intoxicated man refused to leave and became aggressive, RCMP said. Two of the officers focused on arresting the man, while the third controlled the crowd that had gathered.
The man, 21-year-old Richard Claybert, says it started when RCMP told the crowd they had to leave the area. Claybert had been at the birthday party and was planning to sleep in the camper attached to his pickup truck in the parking lot. He says RCMP told him he would have to find another way home and that truck would be towed and impounded.
"I got kind of frustrated, so I turned away to walk away from it," said Claybert, who is hearing
impaired. "And apparently the cop said as I was walking away that I was under arrest
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