A Calgary Police Service officer has been charged with one count of assault.
A release from CPS states that Eric Plummer, an 11-year member of the force, was charged in relation to a 2019 incident at the South Health Campus Emergency Room.
According to the release, Plummer had responded to a call of an intoxicated man refusing to leave the building on November 10, 2019.
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The man had been handcuffed and placed in a wheelchair prior to the arrival of police officers, and when Plummer and another officer arrived, Plummer allegedly used unnecessary force to bring the man to the ground, where more force was allegedly applied.
Plummer has been relieved of duty with pay pending, the release states, following a thorough investigation.
“Police conduct in Alberta is governed by the Criminal Code of Canada, and Alberta’s Police Act and Police Service Regulations,” states the release.
“Officers are permitted to use reasonable force in the execution of their duties, but they can be charged if the force is alleged to be excessive.”